Looking for how to store sea moss or sea moss gel? You’ve come to the right spot! Although still relatively unknown, sea moss gel is one of the world’s best superfoods. It offers many health benefits thanks to being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, and more. Amazingly, sea moss gel contains 92 of the 102 minerals humans need to survive, including iron, iodine, zinc, and many more.
Sea moss gel is also prebiotic and removes ‘bad’ bacteria from the GI tract and reduces excess mucus. Some even use it as a facial creme due to its high mineral and vitamin content. Experts say that it can improve eczema and psoriasis and keep acne outbreaks to a minimum. In short, sea moss gel is a fantastic food that should be part of your 2021 wellness plan!
How To Store Sea Moss and Sea Moss Gel
One crucial question many have about sea moss, and sea moss gel, though, is how to store it. Like most natural foods, there’s a method of storing this superfood that will keep it fresh, longer. That includes cleaning it, preparing it, and storing it in the correct container. Let’s take a closer look:
Cleaning Sea Moss
As with almost anything natural, you will want to clean your sea moss first before preparing sea moss gel. This is relatively easy and fast. The steps include:
- Clean your hands first. You don’t want to contaminate your sea moss with anything on your hands.
- Fill a large bowl with fresh, clean water.
- Place your sea moss in the water so that it’s completely covered.
- Massage the sea moss for about 30 to 60 seconds with your fingers.
- Take out any dirt and debris that you can see.
- Drain the water and fill the bowl a second time.
- Massage your sea moss again for about 30 seconds.
- Drain the water again.
- Fill the bowl a 3rd time, cover it, and leave the sea moss to soak for 12 to 24 hours. (You can leave it on the counter as there’s no need to refrigerate it.)
TIP: Never, ever boil your sea moss. If you do, most (if not all) of the nutrients inside will be destroyed.
Preparing Sea Moss Gel
The good news about sea moss is that making sea moss gel with it is as easy as it gets! You’ll wonder why you never made sea moss gel before! Here are the steps:
- After soaking, remove your sea moss from the water. Let it drip dry for a moment and then put it on a clean plate.
- Keep the water! It contains a ton of nutrients from the sea moss! (Plus, you’ll need it to make the sea moss gel!)
- Add the moss to a powerful blender. Then add the water you kept.
- Start blending, adding water until you get the consistency you desire.
- Keep blending until the seas moss and water are very smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour the sea moss gel Into a mason jar and seal the lid firmly. It will thicken into a gel in about two hours if you put it in the refrigerator.
Storing Sea Moss Gel
Once you’ve placed your sea moss gel in an airtight container or mason jar, you can store it in your refrigerator. It will last there for about a month. You can also keep it in the freezer for 4 to 6 months. Be sure to seal the container tightly and leave some space for expansion if you put it in the freezer.
Another idea is to pour your sea moss gel Into an ice cube tray. Then, you can freeze it and ice cube and store those in a freezer container long-term. If you make a smoothie in the morning, having sea moss ice cubes is perfect! You can simply toss them into your blender with your other ingredients, and you’re all set! It’s an easy way to include sea moss gel in your daily diet!
How To Store Unsoaked and Raw Sea Moss
What’s impressive about sea moss is that it can be stored long-term even though it is all-natural. If it is still raw and hasn’t been soaked, it will stay good for at least a year. Make sure to store it in a cool, dark place in an airtight container. (The pantry or cupboard works just fine.)
How Much Sea Moss Gel Can You Eat Daily?
As all-natural food, it would be challenging to overeat sea moss gel. That being said, it’s recommended you use one or two tablespoons in a smoothie or up to 1/4 cup daily. By the way, although you can eat it on its own, sea moss gel isn’t exactly tasty. That’s why most people use it in a smoothie.
How Can You Use Sea Moss Gel?
Besides eating it, there are several other ways to use sea moss gel, including:
- You can use it as a thickening agent when cooking.
- Sea moss also makes a dip for fruit
- You can use it as a face and hair mask
- Sea moss also goes well in juices and smoothies.
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We hope that this article was very informative and helpful. It’s actually part of our wellness series for 2021! If you want to learn more about wellness and how to live your best life in the coming year, read that guide!! Until then, all of us here at SecurCare Self Storage wish you all the best for a happy, healthy 2021!