About Carrageenan


Carrageenan is a versatile ingredient for use in a variety of food and non-food products. It can simply be defined as a substance that forms a gel when it comes in contact with water. Such substances include both polysaccharides and proteins which are capable of one or more of the following:

  • thickening and gelling aqueous solutions
  • stabilizing foams and emulsions
  • preventing crystallisation of saturated water or sugar solutions
  • a binder formulation
  • reduces syneresis in food products
  • provide a specific texture
  • increase sliceability
  • particularly desirable as a fat replacement in low fat foods
  • improve flavor release

Application of carrageenan

  • Carrageenan is used to make foods healthier, allows manufacturers to include vegetable and animal protein in products without compromising taste.
  • Carrageenan is extending the shelf life of foods without any loss of quality.
  • As a stabilizer to keep the mixture of ingredients properly mixed.
  • Carrageenan , much like flour and cornstarch, is used to thicken certain foods.
  • Regarded as organic ingredients and can be applied in food with bio and vegan status.
  • It's widely used in the food industry as a thickener, gelling agent, stabilizer and suspending agent in water and milk systems. Can be made stable repeated freeze-thaw cycle.
  • Traditionally used to bind water and provide texture in a cooked food system

Our Products

Semi-refined Carrageenan (E407a)

Alkali Treated Cottonii (ATC)