Jamaican Sea moss gel is a versatile and healthy product that can be used in a number of ways. The gel is made from the Sea moss plant, which is native to the Caribbean and has a long history of use as a natural remedy.
In Jamaica, sea moss gel is created using local spices and flavors. It embodies the essence of Jamaica and adds a fun kick to the traditional way sea moss gel is usually made.
To start making this sea moss gel, you need Jamaican harvested sea moss (if you wish to create this authentically).
How long does homemade sea moss gel last?
Sea moss gel is a popular ingredient in smoothies and other healthy drinks. Not only does it add a creamy texture, but it’s also packed with vitamins and minerals. But how long does this homemade version last?
Ideally, sea moss gel should be used within a month of being made. After that, it will start to lose its potency and may even develop mold. However, if you store it in the fridge, you can extend its shelf life by a few days.
Homemade sea moss gel can last for up to one month in the fridge. To make it last even longer, you can freeze it in an airtight container. When you’re ready to use it, just thaw the gel in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.
So, if you find yourself with a surplus of sea moss gel, don’t worry, it will keep in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
How long does it take to make sea moss gel?
If you’re interested in making your own sea moss gel, the good news is that it’s relatively easy to do.
The time required will depend on a few different factors, including the method you choose for making the gel. While making sea moss gel from dried sea moss will take up to 6 hours from prep to sitting in the fridge, sea moss gel from powder will take a few minutes.
With that said, it takes about 5 minutes to make a batch of sea moss gel using already prepped (soaked) seamoss. If you’re using the powder, the process is fairly straightforward. Just combine into water.
How to make Sea moss Gel with Fruit
Making sea moss gel is a great way to add this nutrient-rich seaweed to your diet. And, with a little help from some fruit, it’s easy to make it taste great, too. Here’s how:
- First, soak your sea moss in water for at least four hours, or overnight if possible. This will help to soften it and make it easier to blend.
- Next, drain the water and add the sea moss to a blender with your desired fruit. A little goes a long way, so start with just a couple of pieces of fruit. Add more if you want a sweeter flavor.
- Blend until smooth, then pour the mixture into an airtight container or mason jar and store it in the fridge. It will keep for up to two weeks.
- To use, simply take a spoonful of gel and add it to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, or anything else you like. It’s an easy way to get an extra dose of vitamins and minerals every day.
How to make Jamaican (Caribbean) Sea moss Gel
To make the gel, the Sea moss is soaked in water for several hours, then strained and blended with a little bit of water until it forms a smooth paste. The paste is then placed in a jar or container and left to set in the refrigerator for several hours.
Once set, the gel can be used as a facial mask, skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, or dietary supplement. It is also said to have a range of health benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and aiding digestion.
We have curated two specific Sea moss gel recipes the Jamaican style
Sea Moss Gel Jamaican style Recipe I
This recipe is made with Jamaican purple sea moss. When made, the sea moss gel will have a spicy yet fruity kick to it when added to various drinks. It really helps enliven the flavor profile of anything it is added to.
Follow the steps in our guide to create your own Jamaican style sea moss gel.
- 1 pack Jamaican purple sea moss
- 2 tablespoon hempseed
- fresh ginger, finely sliced
- 2 key limes, thinly sliced
- 8 cups spring water
- Start by rinsing off your Jamaican harvested sea moss. Rinse off all the debris and especially the salt.
- Once your sea moss is rinsed well, sit it in a bowl of water to soak overnight.
- The next day, you may notice that it has expanded in size significantly. It will also take on a lighter color. Strain the water off the sea moss after it has soaked overnight. Set aside.
- In a pot on the stove, add eight cups of water and around two cups of the soaked sea moss. Try to soak enough sea moss to make around two cups for this recipe so you don’t waste any.
- Turn up the heat a little and add one large root of fresh ginger that has been finely sliced. Stir everything together well.
- Immediately afterward, add one to two sliced key limes to the pot. Keep stirring this mixture and let everything come to a rolling boil. Once it comes to a boil, watch the pot closely to prevent it from boiling over. Keep it boiling, but make sure the heat isn’t turned up too high.
- Keep stirring the pot the entire time it is boiling. Don’t get distracted and leave the stove at this time because it could boil over. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent boiling over.
- After a while of boiling, you will begin to notice the sea moss break up and dissolve into the water. You will smell the ginger and key limes strongly, and this is a good sign. Don’t let the water boil down too much; you want to have at least three to four cups of this mixture left after it has boiled down from the eight cups you started with.
- Once the sea moss has mostly dissolved into the boiling water and the liquid is reduced by around half of what you started with, it is time to strain everything out.
- Use a strainer to strain everything out. This will be rather thick, and may take a while for all of it to go through the strainer. You can take a spoon and push it as needed to promote faster straining.
- Be very careful as you strain out the sea moss gel, especially if you are working with very hot liquid from the pot. Once everything has gone through the strainer, you should be left with some chunks of lime and ginger in the strainer. Discard off this and keep the gel you strained out.
- Bottle the lime and ginger sea moss gel in a sterile glass jar with a lid. Let it cool a bit more before storing it in the refrigerator. This should last up to one month if kept in the refrigerator. Use around two tablespoons of this daily in nutrition drinks and smoothies.
Jamaican Irish Moss Gel Recipe II
Another popular way to make Jamaican sea moss gel is to blend with hempseed. Hempseed is a highly nutritious, alkaline high protein seed that makes a great addition to any nutrition drink. They are a great source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids.
jamaican sea moss gel Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon sea moss gel
- 2 tablespoon hempseed
- 1 cup spring water
- To start, many Jamaican recipes start by soaking the dry sea moss with hempseed overnight. Follow the same preparation protocol you normally would to make sea moss gel, but add two tablespoons of hempseed to the water when soaking.
- Strain off the water the next day and add the soaked sea moss with hempseed to a blender. It is okay if some of the hempseed comes out when you strain off the water you soaked it in. Blend the sea moss in a blender with some spring water until it reaches a gel-like consistency.
- Pour the sea moss gel into a sterile glass jar and place a lid on it. Store it in the refrigerator. It should last up to one month when stored this way. Make sure that you only make sea moss gel as you need it in smaller batches so you don’t waste any. The recommended daily dose for sea moss gel is one to two tablespoons, so this should help you when determining how much sea moss gel you will need monthly.
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This Jamaican irish moss gel is nutrient-rich gel is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a great way to boost your nutrition. It’s an easy and delicious way to improve your health.
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