Sea moss, also known as Irish moss, is a type of red algae which grows off the coastlines of North America, Europe and the Carribean.
In the 1800s, it was harvested off the coastlines of Ireland and boiled to make a hot, nutritious drink during the Potato Famine. It has also been consumed in a similar way in Jamaica, where it was historically believed to increase male libido.
Nowadays, you can find sea moss in health food stores dried, in a powder, in tablets or prepared into a gel. The buzz is centred around the number of vitamins and minerals it contains. Read more