less than 1 minute read

Irish moss

Irish moss, or carrageen (Chondrus crispus or Gigartina mamillosa), small red seaweed. It contains a large amount of gelatin and is used in jellies and puddings and as an ingredient in shampoos, cosmetics, and shoe polishes. Irish moss is harvested in Europe and Japan, and in Massachusetts.

Additional topics

21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Inert gas to Jaruzelski, Wojciech