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.
Carrageenan is an approved food additive and is used worldwide to enhance ice creams, chocolate milk, custard, cheese, jellies, confectionary, processed meat, and protein drinks.
Carrageenan is synergistic with other hydrocolloids and a wide-range of applications can be developed from the interactions among different types of Carrageenan with most food systems. AquAgri specializes in blending Carrageenan with other ingredients to create customized solutions that meet the demands of our clients.