Carrageenan is extracted from red seaweed, most commonly of the Chondrus crispus, Eucheuma cottonii, Eucheuma spinosum, or Gigartina stellata species. Carrageenan is available in three grades: iota, kappa, and lambda.
- Provides set to puddings
- Controls syneresis
- Binds water in reformed meats
- Improves mouthfeel in milkshakes
- Provides suspension and body to instant drinks
- Prevents whey-off in dairy products
What is carrageenan?
Learn more by watching our Basics of Food Gums video on carrageenan and other seaweed extracts.