Carrageenan is a natural gelling agent derived from seaweed, carrageenan binds moisture and improves the texture, viscosity and firmness of a variety of foods. Certain foods that contain carrageenan are also able to reduce fat, sugar, and sodium content while maintaining freshness and body.
Carrageenan in food can be found everywhere. In fact, people have been harvesting seaweed for centuries to take advantage of the extremely effective gelling properties found in carrageenans. Carrageenan is produced from Red Seaweed, mainly from Chile, which is a highly sustainable and natural source of raw materials. The seaweed is produced with no or very little land use and requires no fertilizers or irrigation etc.
The unique characteristics of carrageenan make it an essential ingredient in many foods, including
Today, carrageenans are used to add texture and stability to a broad range of products as shown below:
Carrageenans are also used in a variety of meat-based products providing firmness and texture to sausages and sliceability and juiciness to cooked ham.
Our refined and semi-refined carrageenan ingredients are perfect for a wide range of applications.
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