What happens if you can't use all of your sea moss gel?
You can freeze it! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to freeze sea moss gel for optimum nutrient retention.
One of the most suitable ways to preserve the nutrient content and potency of sea moss gel is to freeze it. When frozen, the gel will remain in a stable condition for up to 12 months.
Place the mason jar containing the sea moss gel in a zip-lock bag and sit the jar in hot water to liquefy the gel. Once the gel is 'liquefied," you are ready to begin the process.
- Fill an ice cube tray with the gel, making sure to distribute it evenly.
- Put the ice cube tray in the freezer and allow the gel to freeze for several hours until the cubes become solid.
- Remove the sea moss cubes from the tray and store them in an airtight freezer-safe container.
Note: It is important to store your sea moss in an airtight container or bag to help prevent freezer burn and keep the nutrients in the gel intact.
- Keep your sea moss cubes in the freezer for up to 12 months, and use your sea moss gel cubes as needed.
Tips for Using Frozen Sea Moss Gel:
- For Juice: Defrost it in the refrigerator overnight and blend it until smooth. If needed, add a little water to get to your desired consistency.
- For smoothies and shakes: Add 1 cube into the blender with your other ingredients for a delicious and healthy treat.
- For face, body, or hair mask: Defrost it at room temperature and apply a thin layer to your face, body, or hair. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
By following these simple steps, you can successfully freeze sea moss gel without compromising its nutrient content or quality.
Once you have a batch of frozen sea moss gel, you can use it in a variety of recipes or simply thaw it and enjoy it as is. Once you try it, let us know what you think!