Chemical Composition

Oceanic herbs or seaweed contain more of the essential elements of life, required for the normal body processes of humans and animals, than any other plant or herb that grows on land. Therefore, the seaweeds dulse and Irish moss when taken as part of a macrobiotic diet are an extremely nutritious food stuff, essential for a healthy vitalised metabolism. Some commentators have dubbed seaweeds as our modern day super foods.

Irish moss contains vitamins A, C, D, E and K, vitamins B1 and B2 and is one of the few vegetarian sources of B12. It also contains 15 of the 18 essential elements of which composes the human body. Irish moss also contains a high content of iodine, calcium, manganese, zinc, bromine, iron and protein and contains appreciable amounts of calcium, magnesium and sodium phosphates. Irish moss is low in fat, with few calories, therefore, ideal for body builders or those who are dieting, a healthy alternative to over the counter vitamin and mineral supplements.

carrageen moss dried and bleached