Battle of the mosses: Purple vs Gold vs Green

When people hear about sea moss and the many forms it can come in, many don’t know that there are actually 3 main types and colours of sea moss, all with different sea moss benefits from the other. Whilst sea moss in general is all around vegan and contains a staggering 92 out of 102 of nutrients the body needs regardless of colour, the different variations of sea moss may help you decide what your body needs best and pinpoint what you’re lacking most. Be wary that not all sea moss variants are as easy to find, but when you do they’ll definitely be worth your while:


Purple sea moss:

Purple sea moss, sometimes called “Jamaican purple sea moss” or “Irish moss”, gets its rich colour due to the presence of antioxidants in the plant.  Antioxidants are an important phytonutrient for eliminating free radicals in the body that could lead to issues and can be exactly what you need if you find yourself needing a cleanse regularly or want some extra protection for your immune system. Antioxidants can conquer out things such as tobacco smoke, and purple sea moss can be another natural way to help with maintaining clearer and healthier skin. Purple or Irish moss is much harder to find than Gold, which is why it is considered slightly better but nonetheless contains the exact same amount of nutrients as the rest!  

Gold sea moss:

The gold sea moss is one of the most common forms of sea moss that you’ll likely find more on the internet and inputted as ingredients into certain superfood recipes, such as the King Moss range which is sourced organic, wildcrafted sea moss straight from the St Lucia. The gold/yellow is high in phytonutrients which play a role in cellular communication and is more used to help with things such as lowering cholesterol, improving blood sugar control and helping your body fight away any chances of chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes.  Whilst this is the more commonly known variant of sea moss, compared to purple or green, it has more minimal taste and smell – but you can check out our premium sea moss gel infusions range here which will show you an array of different flavours we’ve added to our gold sea moss so you can try it to your liking.  An important factor to note is that many confuse “Genus Gracilaria” and “Chondrus Crispus” together based on their colour- easy mistake! Genus Gracilaria grows in warmer waters, most popular Jamaica and St. Lucia, but many assume it is Irish moss based on appearance. 

Green sea moss:

Green Sea Moss is the hardest to find out of all the mosses- it’s high in Chlorophyll, which is widely known as the "life force" of plants and is what gives plants their natural green colour. Chlorophyll is an all-natural body deodorizer and detoxifier. It is also a great natural healer - for healing the skin and reducing bacterial growth in wounds, it’s a perfect way to strengthen your body for self-reparation. Green sea moss is also considered the best out of the bunch for your hair, as it removes all the harsh toxins your hair follicles have picked up throughout the day that your shampoos and conditioners may have missed.


So there you have it, the 3 main types of sea moss you can get your hands on, each with their own individual and exclusive sea moss benefits that can be easily applied to your daily routine! Whether that’s mixing it up in a shake, stirring it into a meal or using it as a late-night facemask. Sea moss is one of the easiest and most natural ways of self-care, allowing your body to be replenished of the nutrients it needs whilst reaping the benefits and, if you’re feeling adventurous, letting you explore the ways sea moss could be the secret ingredient in all of your cooking that leaves you feeling happier and healthier every time. Check out our St Lucian wildcrafted premium sea moss products here at:

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