PURPLE SEA MOSS scientifically known as Gracilaria is a genus of red algae (Rhodophyta) notable for its economic importance used as a food for humans and various species of shellfish. Various species within the genus are cultivated among the Caribbean for nutritional use. It has antioxidants called Anthocyanins, which are associated with other purple and blue vegetables and fruits. Store raw dried sea moss in a cool and dry place away from direct heat and sunlight in an airtight bag or container. Natural sea moss salt will preserve raw sea moss for a year after opening.
Preparation Thoroughly clean out the sea moss, rinsing out natural salts, sand, and sea debris.
Then, place the sea moss to soak in room temperature water for 4-24 hours, changing the water every 4-6 hours as needed. The sea moss will turn into a light gold, translucent color.
The texture will get soft and slippery and the sea moss will increase in size. Blend the sea moss with spring water until it is a smooth gel consistency. ** Use 2-4 tablespoons daily as desired.