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Iceland Moss

Iceland Moss

Cetraria islandica

Description

This moss grows only a few inches high. Its color may be gray, white, or even reddish.

Habitat and Distribution

Look for it in open areas. It is found only in the arctic.

Edible Parts

All parts of the Iceland moss are edible. During the winter or dry season, it is dry and crunchy but softens when soaked.

Boil the moss to remove the bitterness. After boiling, eat by itself or add to milk or grains as a thickening agent. Dried plants store well.



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