What is Carrageenan?

Carrageenan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide extracted from red seaweed.

It is commonly used in the food industry for its gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties.

Carrageenan can act as an emulsifier, helping to stabilize and homogenize mixtures of liquids that would otherwise separate.

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Information About Carrageenan

Carrageenan is organic and bioavailable red algae sourced from salt waters across the globe. It is commonly used as an emulsifier, thickener, and preservative in food and drink applications. It is commonly found in dairy products like milk, cheese, dairy-free alternatives, and processed meats.

Carrageenan is a natural extract derived from red algae. It is harvested, dried, ground, and then mixed into an alkaline solution to purify the carrageenan. It is then tested for its moisture content, gel strength, viscosity, and other physical/chemical properties.

Appearance: For food applications, carrageenan comes as a powder that ranges from yellow to white in color. It is generally odorless.

Particle size: Variable

Solubility: Carrageenan is soluble in water than is above 60C, forming a viscous clear or opaque solution. It is insoluble in ethanol.

Viscosity: The thickness of carrageenan solutions is influenced by various factors such as concentration, temperature, the existence of additional solutes, the specific type of carrageenan, and its molecular weight. 

About AIFI - A Carrageenan Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading carrageenan supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of gums and hydrocolloids distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality gums and hydrocolloids at competitive prices.