What Does Sea Moss Taste Like?

You may be curious about trying sea moss but hesitating because what does it taste like?

Raw sea moss tastes earthy, with underwater flavors like clams or oysters. If you aren’t already a fan of seafood, then raw sea moss’s flavor probably won’t taste good. However, if you are using it in supplement form, it isn’t going to have much of a taste. 

Let’s discover some of the flavors of sea moss you can expect, from fishy to salty taste, and how to make your sea moss taste amazing. 

Does Sea Moss Taste Fishy?

Sea moss has something akin to a fishing taste, but you would never mistake it for fish, and it’s much closer to seafood like oysters.

Also, remember that the overall taste is mild, so it blends well with other foods. Think of the flavor as more like minerals or ocean air.

What Should Sea Moss Gel Taste Like?

Sea moss gel is tasteless, so you won’t have to worry about it interfering with the overall taste of any dishes you’re using, such as adding a fishy taste.

Sea moss gel is mainly a natural thickening agent for soups, drinks, and stews.

What Does Flavored Sea Moss Taste Like?

If you’re getting flavored sea moss, it will take on the taste of whatever it’s blended with.

If you have something like sea moss mixed with apple sauce, it will taste like applesauce without taking on any of the ocean flavors of sea moss itself.

Does Sea Moss Taste Salty?

Sea moss will naturally taste salty since it has some ocean flavors.

As it grows, part of sea moss production is soaking it in salt water. So even when it dries out, there will be a layer of surface salt on the outside.

The size of the salt grains and The Taste is a great way to spot real sea moss instead of fake.

How to make Sea Moss Gel Taste Better

If you find that you don’t enjoy the natural taste of sea moss, then the best thing to do is to infuse it did you eat fruit sauce of some kind.

Here’s a simple recipe and steps that you can go through to hopefully get a sea moss gel alternative that you can enjoy.

  1. Start with 1.5oz of dried sea moss. This will expand as you soak it, so don’t go overboard with how much sea moss to add.
  2. Place the sea moss in a large bowl and clean it in spring water. Gently move the sea moss around with your fingers to remove debris and dirt. 
  3. Soak the sea moss in alkaline water for 12 to 24 hours until it expands.
  4. Pick the fruit you want to mix with your sea moss. We recommend frozen strawberries or mangoes, but you can pick whatever fruit combo is your favorite.
  5. Add about 5.5oz of sea moss into a blender. Add a cup and a half of your fruit of choice and one cup of water. You can even use the water the sea moss was soaking in as it should be clean after washing the sea moss.
  6. Blender everything together until it’s free of clumps. Don’t worry about the consistency not matching gel since it will turn into a gel once you put it in the fridge. You should have about 16oz of fruit-infused sea moss gel. 
  7. Put the mixture into jars or other containers and place them in the fridge for a few hours before consuming it. 

You can keep the sea moss gel in your fridge for three to four weeks or in the freezer for up to three months.

You can put it into an ice cube tray and add the ice cubes to your smoothie daily. 

You can check out this video if you want more tips on making sea moss gel and the benefits.

Can You Put Sea Moss in Tea?

If smoothies aren’t your thing, then you might be looking for other alternatives for how to make your sea moss taste amazing without having to cook a whole dish.

Adding some sea moss gel into your tea is a great way to do that.

You can add 1/4 cup of sea moss gel into hot water and make a tea that way, or add other ingredients, such as ginger or cinnamon.

An iced chai blend and some milk can also make for a great-tasting cup of tea.


Sea moss tastes more like being near the sea than any specific taste. If you need something to compare it to, it’s more like clams or oysters.

However, the taste of sea moss is relatively mild, so when you mix it with other foods, you don’t taste much of the moss itself. However, there is a bit of an aftertaste.

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