Brampton mother’s edible sea moss company lands her top 5 in ‘mompreneur’ contest

One Brampton woman’s journey to a healthier life has changed her life in more ways than one.

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After discovering the health benefits of sea moss, Nerissa Karasik started her own company marketing edible sea moss products, which ranked her in the top five. Canada’s Total Mom Pitch business competition.

“I started it at farmers’ markets, food markets,” she said, explaining that with a background in digital media, she had always wanted to run a business selling her own produce. “I knew it had to be something unique. “


According to the Cleveland Clinic, sea moss is beneficial to gut health, is high in fiber and is a good source of iodine.

“The number 1 thing I hear is an increase in energy,” Karasik said, when asked what his customers tell him about the products.

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In the 1840s, sea moss was used by Irish people as food to survive the potato famine.

Karasik made his sea moss, or red algae, from the Caribbean, working with…