Carrageenans are a family of linear sulfated polysaccharides that are extracted from red seaweeds. They...
Carrageenans are a family of linear sulfated polysaccharides that are extracted from red seaweeds. They are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties. Their main application is in dairy and meat products, due to their strong interactions with protein.
Gelatinous extracts of the Chondrus crispus (Irish Moss) seaweed have been used as food additives for hundreds of years. Carrageenan is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to gelatin in some applications
There are three main commercial classes of Carrageenan:
Citri-Fi® – is a unique all natural Citrus Fibre produced from Orange Pulp. It has many functional properties that can help the food manufacture to produce high quality food products.
It has a neutral taste and is non-allergenic. It has a fibre content of 70% and is declared as ‘Citrus Fibre’.