Let's Prepare Some Sea Moss
So your Sea Moss Moss package has arrived, and you're wondering now what?
No worries! We have step-by-steps instructions to help you prepare your raw sea moss into a sea moss gel.
Step 1: Rinse Your Sea Moss
Need: Sea Moss, colander or bowl
Remove the contents from the Sea Moss Moss packet. Thoroughly rinse your Sea Moss removing all traces of debris, sea salt and sand. We usually do a taste test to ensue there is no salty taste. No one wants salty Sea Moss gel, right!
Step 2: Store Your Sea Moss for 24 Hours
Need: Rinsed Sea Moss, bowl, spring water*, key lime** (optional)
Now that you have clean raw Sea Moss, it needs to become gelatinous using the rehydration method. You will accomplish this using a bowl and spring water.
Add the clean Sea Moss in a bowl (preferably glass), and submerge it in spring water ensuring all of the Sea Moss is completely covered. Slice a key lime*** and squeeze its juice into the water. Add the whole key lime to the water.
Leave submerged for up to 24 hours. You may need to add water as the sea moss will absorb it as it expands.
*Spring water is one of the most accessible natural sources of water available.
**Key lime is a natural preservative; use to prolong the freshness of Sea Moss gel.
***We suggest using one key lime for every 4 ounces of water.
Step 3: Time to Blend Your Sea Moss
Need: Sea Moss, blender
Your Sea Moss should be three times its size and have a gelatin texture. Great, now let's blend!
Blending is the most important part of the process.
Add the Sea Moss and spring water to the blender and blend. The goal is to have a consistent texture - no chunks or unblended pieces of Sea Moss. So blend until you get to your desired texture, but for the most part it should look similar to applesauce.
Step 4: Store Your Sea Moss Gel
Need: Sea Moss gel, glass storage container w/ lid (mason jar is the most popular)
Pour the Sea Moss into your Sea Moss Moss mason jar and refrigerate. Sea Moss Gel can last up two weeks + a week if you used fresh lime juice (see step 2 above).
Congratulations! You have a fresh batch of Sea Moss gel.