What is Carrageenan?
- Gelatinous extracts from seaweed have been used as food additives since the 15th century.
- Technically Carrageenan is considered a dietary fibre.
- Carrageenan is one of the most diversified food additives due to the broad range of gelling and emulsifying properties.
- Meat processing is estimated to account for approximately 40% of the Carrageenan market, whereas dairy products account for around 30% of the global Carrageenan market.
- Compatible with all ingredients normally used in foods
- Considered as fiber coming from vegetable source
- Insensitive to enzymes
- Does not mask or alter flavor
- Is easy to use and very versatile applications
- Will suspend, thicken and stabilize in water and water/oil system
- Use as thickener, gelling agent, stabilizer, and clarifying agent