sea moss and its botanical name is Chondrus crispus. Sea moss grows commonly around the shores of Ireland and became commonly known as Irish moss, but it doesn’t only grow there. The Chondrus crispussea moss grows on rocks along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean of Africa, Ireland, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Sea moss grows in constantly moving water along the shores of the Ocean and its color varies from greenish-yellow, to brown, to red, to dark purple, to purplish-brown.
Chondrus crispus became commonly known as Irish moss as a result of Ireland’s potato famine during the late 1800’s. The people of Ireland began eating the abundantly growing sea moss to avoid starvation and the name Irish moss became the popular name for Chondrus crispus.
Its natural balance mucilage and nutrients helped the Irish avoid starvation and supported their health.
Sea moss also contains numerous nutrients that help support the health of the body. 100 grams or 1 1/4 cups of sea moss contains the following nutrients:
- Iron 8.9 mg 49% DV
- Magnesium 144 mg 36% DV
- Manganese 0.4 mg 18% DV
- Phosphorus 157 mg 16% DV
- Zinc 1.9 mg 13% DV
- Calcium 72.0 mg 7% DV
- Copper 0.1 mg 7% DV
- Folate 182 mcg 46% DV
- Riboflavin 0.5 mg 27% DV
You can find more nutrient details based on the USDA food database here.
Where can I buy Sea Moss?
Sea moss can be purchased online at Shop D Caribbean in it's dried form . Sea moss from the Caribbean region contains numerous nutrients that help support the health of the body.
Frequently asked questions
Is your sea moss pool grown?
No, our sea moss is ethically sourced from the pristine waters of St. Lucia by our team of divers.
Is this Jamaican Sea Moss?
No, our sea moss is St. Lucian - the #1 sea moss in terms of quality.
What sea moss species do you sell?
We sell eucheuma cottonii.
How long does it take to receive the products?
After you place an order, we process it within 1 day and ship it out. Delivery usually takes 3-4 days. Every order comes with tracked shipping. Please note that due to high demand we run out of stock and shipping gets delayed by 3-4 days.
Are your products approved by the FDA?
Yes, our products are checked at the border control by the FDA. We are also certified by the Agirculutural Ministry Of St. Lucia, a phytosanitary certificate can be provided on request.