Sea moss is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. Sea moss, is also known as Irish moss or red seaweed, and is a type of seaweed that grows year round in tidepools and inlets.
Sea moss is commonly harvested in New England to extract carrageenan, a gelatinous carbohydrate used in baked goods and cosmetics. However, sea moss can also be eaten on its own, and is often used to thicken soups and stews. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of this intertidal seaweed.
Studies suggest that sea moss can boost the immune system and may even protect the body from contracting salmonella.
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