As I'm embarking on a fully raw stint for the next week to give my digestion and body a break while I bask in this easy beach living, I’ve rekindled my love for Irish moss (Chondrus Crispus). Which isn’t much of a moss at all. It is a type of red algae that grows in cold waters and has been used in Ireland for centuries. It’s regarded in the raw food world for its health and beautifying benefits. Containing 15 of the 18 essential vitamins and minerals that make up the human body as well as fiber and protein, it makes for quite a wonderful superfood thickener in smoothies and desserts. Ancient Irish folklore regarded it as a good luck charm to be carried or placed in the house to ensure a steady flow of money into the house or pockets of a person. A video on how to make it into a paste to use in recipes.
BENEFITS | super effects on the skin from large amounts of vitamin A, E, and K | anti-viral | mineral replenishing | immune system recovering | antioxidant rich | mucus loosening and removing | thyroid supporting