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Whole Icelandic Moss / Fjallagrös

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Icelandic Moss / Fjallagrös

The humble Icelandic Moss or Fjallagrös (Cetraria islandica) is a peculiar life form that is actually neither moss nor grass (as its English or Icelandic name would suggest). Fjallagrös are in fact the result of the existence of a fungus and a type of algea! It has long been used as an alternative medicine in Iceland. The taste is uniquely bitter and tonic-y and is very popular in artisan cocktails of late. Grind, soak or boil to use.