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How to Use Irish Moss

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Overview

A moss with many uses, Irish moss presents itself as a lush, attractive and even nutritious plant. It adds beautiful accents to garden environments, provides cushioning for natural decor arrangements and adds flavor to healthy vegetarian recipes. Irish moss is rich in vitamins A, D, E, F and K and minerals calcium and potassium, according to Natural News.

Jamaican Juice

Step 1

Add 1 cup of fresh Irish moss to a mechanical juicer.

Step 2

Add a whole apple, mango and orange, chopped, to the juicer.

Step 3

Juice the ingredients thoroughly, catching the resulting liquid in a glass.

Step 4

Add ice and honey to sweeten.

Decor Centerpiece

Step 1

Line a small, low-profile basket with Irish moss. Fluff the moss up in the basket for a billowing effect.

Step 2

Scatter an assortment of flower blossoms over the surface of the moss. Pretty blossoms include lavender, rose petals and orchid blooms.

Step 3

Place a decorative figurine or other accent such as crystal gems, in the center of the moss-lined basket. The resulting centerpiece is a pretty accent to add to your spring decor.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh Irish moss (1 lb.)
  • Orange
  • Apple
  • Mango
  • Juicer machine
  • Small basket
  • Fresh flower blossoms
  • Crystals
  • Figurine

References

  • Jamaican-Recipes.com: Jamaican Drinks
  • Natural News: Irish Moss is a Revitalizing Super Food
Keywords: Irish moss uses, moss juice, centerpiece flowers

About this Author

Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.