Irish moss
Chondrus crispus

FLAVOR

Intense crustacean flavor

COLOUR

Red; turns green when you cook it

TEXTURE

Cartilaginous

FORM

Small and ramified

PROPERTIES

High content in soluble fiber. Highlights its iodine content. Fat and sugar free.

HABITAT IN GALICIA

You can find the Irish moss more frequently when the tide goes down in open coasts with waves. It is very abundant in rocky areas.

IN THE KITCHEN

For doing healthy infusions.

For thickening sauces

Boiled in salads, soups, creams, scrambled eggs and stews

Battered and fried

In dairy and backed products and as thickener in sauces, marmalade and desserts

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