carragheen

Definition

Food

  • masculine An extract of the seaweeds Chondrus crispus and Gigantina stellata. These are rinsed, kept damp and bleached in the open air until creamy white, dried and used as a thickening agent. Used in Jamaica as the basis of a punch called Irish moss.
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