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Irish moss—from an art to an industry

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This red alga, harvested commercially along the shores of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New England, is today processed by five American companies into an extractive that finds a major market as a stabilizer in dairy products and enters also into the manufacture of a variety of other products ranging from beer to toothpaste.

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Stoloff, L. Irish moss—from an art to an industry . Econ Bot 3, 428–435 (1949).

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