RAW PURPLE SEA MOSS 8 OZ (CARIBBEAN)
Our sea moss comes from the pristine Caribbean Sea off the coast of Grenada. This West Indian paradise boasts a tropical, exotic climate throughout the year that helps the sea moss grow at optimal temperatures, maximizing nutritional value. Traditional farmers of sea moss collect the wild plants in the sea and then cultivate them in open ocean farms, which takes about 90 days until the seeds have grown to a size good enough to harvest. Everything, from the collection to the propagation, is done by hand in a way that dates back centuries.
Once the sea moss is harvested, it is cleaned and then left to dry under the sun for 3-7 days, depending on temperature and sun availability. This process, called bleaching, allows the moss to dry and condense for long term storage and packing. The beauty of sea moss is in its resilience, so it can maintain nutrients and bounce back once reconstituted.
Due to the natural fluctuations in salinity, nutrients, sunlight, and fresh water in our growing regions, there will be variations in the sea moss depending on the time of harvest. Every batch, and even every package, of sea moss is a unique representation of the natural environment and time it was harvested. For this reason there can be differences in color, size, and even salt content on the seamoss that are completely natural.