Star shaped moss
Mastocarpus stellatus

FLAVOR

Fresh and crustacean flavor

COLOUR

Very dark red, turns green when heated

TEXTURE

Cartilaginous

FORM

Branched bush

PROPERTIES

High content in soluble fiber. Is rich in iodine, as other seaweed spices. Fat and sugar free.

HABITAT IN GALICIA

Very characteristic and exclusive in the coast, slightly open to the waves. The star shaped moss cover the rocks and are very close to the Irish moss.

IN THE KITCHEN

Traditionally very used as a gelling agent and stabilizer

It complements well with vinegars

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

Battered and fried

It can be caramelized to make jellies, sauces, jams and desserts.

Can be boiled to add jelly texture to pickled sauce

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