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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.

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Features

  • 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.

Products

  • Product
    Application
    Usage Level
    Features
  • Beverages, Hot Cocoa
    0.05-0.25% of the finished beverage
    Enhances textural attributes while improving the suspension of cocoa
  • Confections, Caramel
    0.10-0.25%
    Allows for a firmer set to control cold flow
  • Bakery, Caramel Sauces
    0.10-0.25%
    Creates soft, elastic texture that enhances mouthfeel and mouthcoating; effective water binding with syneresis control
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