Growing widely in the North Atlantic, Irish Moss is also known as Carrageenan, which is a natural thickener used widely in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. Check your ice cream or toothpaste ingredients and it may be there.  It is a nutrient-dense superfood that contains about 90% of the minerals that make up the human body, including high levels of iodine and potassium and fiber. The fiber helps with digestion, and the potassium helps sooth mucus membranes, while the iodine keeps thyroid functioning healthy.


Irish Moss has been a part of human food for centuries. It was used as a food source during the Irish Famine in the mid 19th century, which is how it got the name Irish Moss.