Irish Moss C/S

Organic Irish Moss C/S

Botanical Name: Chondrus crispus

Common Names: Carragheen, Carrageenan

Origin: Canada

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1 lb of Certified Organic Irish Moss Cut and Sifted (C/S)
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Can you substitute Irish moss as a binder in sausage recipes that call for Carragenan? If so, would you use equal amounts?
Question by: Joyce on April 07, 2014
Irish Moss is the raw material from which Carrageenan Extract is made. However, chemically processed carrageenan extract, also called, “food grade carrageenan", is nutritionally diminished and is NOT THE SAME substance as Whole Irish Moss seaweed. Carrageenan Extract is the substance in which there is debate by health conscious consumers. Irish Moss is the whole raw material with all nutritional compounds intact. We understand that IRISH MOSS does have binding properties like Carrageenan Extract would (contains 50-60% of Carrageenan by weight), however, customers have given us feedback that when tried in recipes it can tend to make the taste come out a bit “fishy”, as it is after all, a type of seaweed. It also seems boiling/blending is necessary first to prep the Irish Moss into a gel in order to use it as a binder.
Whether or not this will be a good substitute for your sausage recipe would have to be left up to experimentation, as we aren’t able to determine if the outcome would be desirable otherwise.
Answer by: Starwest Staff on April 07, 2014
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