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see seaweedseaweed,
name commonly used for the multicellular marine algae. Simpler forms, consisting of one cell (e.g., the diatom) or of a few cells, are not generally called seaweeds; these tiny plants help to make up plankton.
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; RhodophytaRhodophyta
, phylum (division) of the kingdom Protista consisting of the photosynthetic organisms commonly known as red algae. Most of the world's seaweeds belong to this group.
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irish moss

irish moss

Full of electrolyte minerals, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. A good all around thing to consume when recovering from serious illness because of all the things it has. It's mucilaginous compounds help you detoxify, boost metabolism and strengthen hair, skin and nails. Traditionally used for low sex drive, bronchitis, goiter, thyroid and gland issues. Great food thickener for soups, desserts, pies, toppings, and making raw vegan cheese.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also, Irish moss), the commercial name for the red seaweeds Gigartina mamillosa and Chindrus crispus, which occur along the coasts of the North Atlantic (C. crispus is also found along the Kola Penninsula and in the Far East). The principal component is slime (56-79 percent), which is composed of polysaccharides and swells considerably in water. After it has been boiled and subsequently cooled, carrageen congeals into a gelatinous mass. This seaweed, which is dried during processing, is used in the textile industry for sizing material, in the food industry for clarifying beer, and in the paper industry for preparing suspensions and solutions. It is also used to prevent the settling of suspensions.

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Chondrus crispus. A cartilaginous red algae harvested in the northern Atlantic as a source of carrageenan. Also known as Irish moss; pearl moss.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


, carragheen, carageen
an edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of North America and N Europe
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Wild Irish Seaweed was founded in 2009 by Evan's parents Gerard and Eileen but the Talty family have been harvesting dulse and carrageen for four generations.
In the carrageen an induced rat paw edema assay, it is twice as potent as indomethacin and 450 times as potent as aspirin (Van Miert and Van Goghham, 1976).
The diners' Food Journey continues with a visit to Owen Dunphy's vegetable farm in Annestown to collect vegetables including the carrots to be used in a jelly set in carrageen moss.
Voucher valid for 30% off full retail when you buy Orange & Jasmine, Sweet Clementine & Grapefruit or Carrageen Moss.
Three hours after carrageen injection, MnL4, [H.sub.2]L4 (15mg[kg.sup.-1]), diclofenac, ibuprofen (15 and 100 []), or saline was i.p.
where [V.sub.0] is the volume before carrageenan injection (ml); [V.sub.t] is the volume at t h after carrageen injection (ml); [E.sub.c] is the oedema rate of control group and the [E.sub.t] is the oedema rate of treated group.
A traditional stabilizer used to be arrowroot, but now agar-agar, carrageen, starches, gelatin, or even pectin are common natural-based stabilizers.
The meal included cottage broth, boiled bacon and carrageen souffle, washed down by bottles of champagne and the Irish "Wild Geese" wine Chateau Lynch Bages.
The effect of the two extracts on pentobarbitone-sleeping time, motor activity, sensorimotor coordination, carrageen induced inflammation, and brewer's yeast-induced pyrexia has also been investigated.