Irish Sea Moss

  • Seaweed & Algae

Irish sea moss, a red seaweed abundant in coastal regions of Ireland, is used in traditional cuisine and is considered a nutritious superfood. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it is valued for its carrageenan content, a thickening agent enhancing texture in various food products.

Irish sea moss offers potential benefits for various aspects of health. It prebiotic ability, makes it improve gut health, and it is believed to aid conditions such as gastritis, ulcers, and indigestion. Additionally, the seaweed's antioxidants may boost the immune system and combat oxidative stress. Its high iodine content supports proper thyroid function, but moderation is crucial. Moreover, Irish sea moss is a nutrient-rich supplement, providing essential minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, contributing to a well-rounded nutrient intake when consumed as a supplement or incorporated into food.


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