Nutritional drink manufacturers.
Supplement of one or more seaweeds for their health benefits-providing essential mineral and trace minerals.
Energy drinks/after party energy boosters
super nutrition drink formulas and herbal extracts.
Traditionaly seaweed were used to @draw@ boils with hot water to extract the valuable components and honey,lemon or orange added.(SOMETIMES EVEN WISKEY). Cook by simmering slowly, avoid boiling.
Irish Moss contains several biological active ingredients and one of the better known one is carrageenan.
The principal food uses of carrageenans are:
ice cream, chocolate milk, milk dessert gels, milk-based
foods, protein-based foods, water-based desserts, and water-based liquids (fruit
juices). Because of their particular reactivity with milk proteins such as
casein find use in a wide range of dairy products. The ability to interact with
and stabilise milk proteins is used in instant milk puddings to produce gelling
when added to cold milk and for stabilising cocoa in chocolate milk Carrageenans are also used ton act as secondary stabilizers in ice-cream adding creaminess and for preventing synaeresis (crystal formation under freeze-thaw conditions).
In Beverages and bakery products, dietetic food, dressings and sauces, and frozen food acting as thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers
In the North-West (Ireland,Iceland,Uk/Scotland,Norway) Irish Moss is still popular as a drink and a natural remedy and used for the treatment of cough, colds,bronchitis, asthma and arthritis.
It is only in the past 75 years have we forgotten our medicinal "roots" in favor of patent medicines. For the first 5000 years of our civilization, humans relied on foods and herbs for medicine,we should not forget the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of these whole foods.
Another advantage is the fact that seaweed is considered as safe. FDA, Classification as Grass. (Generally Recognised As Safe).
Irish Moss or Carrageen Moss is still used to thicken soups, stews and jams. to reduce the cravings for food and alcohol. (Appetite.)
Living seaweeds are pried one by fish, perwinkels and others. To protect themselves they produce substances to repell them. (Apppetite reducing substances)
Stil used as the basis of many natural creme's, gels, facemasks etc..
Many of the nutrients from the seaweed get released during the fermentation.
Fermented products are a great source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. The process of fermentation increases the amounts of some vitamins. Citric acid used to lower the PH to 4.5 of seaweed extracts. Similar to the PH of grapes. Some sugar added to get the brew started. Seaweed contains only a limited amount of fermentable sugar. (3-5%) and up to 15-20% of none fermentable sugars the socalled Polysaccharides.
Saccharide means sugar.
In the old day’s used not as a source of wine but medicine.
Please do not try it yourselves. It is just for information/ fun.
'Tonic wine' was used "as a remedy in diseases of the hip and other bones and joints of children":
* 163/4 gallons of distilled water
* 98 lbs of grapes
* 84lbs of white sugar
* 163/4 oz bitartrate of potash (acid of potassium tartrate)
* 23lbs 9 oz Fucus vesiculosus, dried
"Crush the grapes, and pack them in a cask with alternate layers of the fucus. Dissolve the sugar and bitartrate of potash in the water and pour the solution upon the fucus and grapes. Keep in a warm place, and, if necessary, add a little yeast to promote fermentation."
Again please 'DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME' - Victorian medical practices are notoriously spurious and are usually best left in the past.