Carrageenan are polysacharrides that are extracted from red seaweed. Widely used for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties.
It is odourless and tasteless.
It has great smooth mouth feel and it can swell in cold water.
Carrageenan has strong stability.
In manufacturing, carrageenan is used as a binder, thickening agent, and as a stabilizer in medications, foods, and toothpaste.
Carrageenan is also an ingredient in weight loss products.
In meat products, carrageenans contribute to gel formation and water retention.
Carrageenan may be used as a thickener and emulsifier in chocolate milk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, coffee, hot cereal beverages, ice creams, yogurts, cottage cheese, whipping creams, fruit jellies, soft drinks, ham, salad dressings, sauces, infant formulas, dried pasta products, pate, processed meats, fish products, vegetarian hot dogs, liquid and frozen egg products, salt substitutes, sugars and syrups, beer and fermented vegetables.
It can be also used in medicines, laxatives, toothpastes, shampoos, personal lubricants.