Carrageenan

Carrageenan gum is a naturally-occurred family of marine polysaccharide obtained from seaweed.

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Carrageenan

Carrageenan gum is a naturally-occurred family of marine polysaccharide obtained from seaweed.

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What is Carrageenan?

Carrageenan gum is a naturally-occurred family of marine polysaccharide obtained from seaweed. They are considered water-soluble dietary fibers.

Carrageenan is a natural, water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from red seaweed that has been used for centuries as a gelling, thickening, and stabilizing agent in a wide range of food and beverage products. It has a unique molecular structure that allows it to form strong gels at low concentrations, making it an ideal ingredient for a variety of applications, from dairy products to meat and poultry. Carrageenan is also known for its ability to improve texture and mouthfeel, enhance flavor, and increase shelf life, making it a popular choice among food manufacturers. As a natural and sustainable ingredient, carrageenan is an excellent choice for companies looking to meet the growing demand for healthier and more environmentally friendly products. Carrageenans are an excellent alternative to animal-based thickeners such as gelatin.

 They are used in foods such as baked goods, frozen dough, ice cream, yogurt, cheese or soy milk to:

  • Thicken
  • Emulsify
  • Preserve

Chemically, carrageenans are chains of repeating D-galactose and 3,6-anhydrogalactose units which can be sulfated or non-sulfated. Depending on the specific algae and method of extraction

Origin

The major source of carrageenan gum is red seaweed (also called Irish moss) or algae. Typical characteristics of carrageenans are:

  • kappa: forms strong, rigid gels in the presence of potassium ions. It reacts with dairy proteins, and is mainly sourced from Eucheuma cottonii.
  • iota: forms soft gels in the presence of calcium ions. It is produced mainly from Eucheuma spinosum.
  • lambda: does not gel, and is used to thicken dairy products. The most common source is Gigartina from South America.

Commercial Production of Carrageenan

The following steps are used in producing carrageenan gum:

  • Seaweed harvesting
  • Cleaning and washing
  • Extraction with alkali
  • Filtration and concentration
  • Processing with potassium chloride
  • Gel pressing, drying, milling and blending
  • Refined carrageenan can be obtained using the same processing steps except for the use of alcohol instead of potassium chloride.
Carrageenan Supplier

Looking for a versatile and reliable food ingredient to enhance the texture, stability, and sensory appeal of your food products? Look no further than Carrageenan, now available from Ingreland Ingredients Suppliers!

As a leading provider of top-quality food ingredients, we are proud to offer Carrageenan, a naturally occurring extract derived from red seaweed. At Ingreland, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We source our Carrageenan from trusted suppliers, ensuring that our customers receive the best possible product. 

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Function

One of the most beneficial properties of carrageenan gum, especially the kappa- form and its ability to form gels. Typically, it’s at 1.0 to 1.5% concentrations. This unique property is dependent on temperature, concentration and ionic strength.

Carrageenan Application

Common carrageenan-containing food products include ice cream, chocolate milk, jellies, meats, yogurt, pudding, infant formula, and cottage cheese. It has also become a fixture in non-dairy milk products like almond milk and soy milk. 

Carrageenan is vegan, which has helped manufacturers offer vegan-friendly foods that would otherwise have included gelatin, which does not meet vegan certification.

In general, foods that often utilize carrageenan include:

  • Buttermilk
  • Chocolate milk
  • Coconut water
  • Deli meat
  • Dressings
  • Frozen meals
  • Gummies
  • Pre-cooked poultry
  • Protein shakes
  • Smoothies Soups

With our focus on quality, reliability, and innovation, we’re committed to helping you achieve your business goals. Grow your brand with Ingreland. Contact us today to learn more about our ingredients and how we can help you create products that stand out in the market.

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Product range

Caglicia™️ KR is a kappa refined carrageenan extracted from certain species of red algae seaweeds. It forms firm, brittle gels. It reacts with proteins, and is mainly sourced from Eucheuma cottonii.

Caglicia™️ KS is a kappa semi-refined carrageenan extracted from certain species of red algae seaweeds. It forms firm, brittle gels. 

Caglicia™️ IR is a iota refined carrageenan which forms soft gels in the presence of calcium ions. It is produced mainly from Eucheuma spinosum. It provides great stabilization for protein (including plant-based proteins) with a low mouthfeel contribution.

Caglicia™️ IS is a iota semi-refined carrageenan which forms soft gels in the presence of calcium ions. It is produced mainly from Eucheuma spinosum. It is commonly used with other hydrocolliods in meat processsing products.

Caglicia™️ HTG is carrageenan designed as a gelling agent in jellies. It is easy to used in making transparent fruit jelly with sugar and flavors.

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January 5, 2024

I was searching for the best carrageenan supplier to get the best deal. I came to know about Ingreland from Google and first I hesitate to contact these people but when I contacted their customer care centre answered all my queries and assisted me very well. The staff is knowledgable and then I placed my frist order. I received the carrageenan just within 2 days by DHL. Ingreland service and customer support is too good. Surely I am going to place the new order soon. Looking forward to a long term business relationship Ingreland team 👍👍

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December 22, 2023

I recently started using Ingreland’s carrageenan in my food products, and I’m extremely impressed with the results. The carrageenan has a great texture and consistency, and it has helped to improve the overall quality of my products.

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Great customer support!

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December 21, 2023

The customer service at is excellent. They are always available to answer any questions I have and provide me with the support I need.

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Good quality product

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December 19, 2023

The carrageenan has a great texture and consistency, and it has helped to improve the overall quality of my products.

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Meet my expectations

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December 16, 2023

I receive it very fast ,was what I expected.

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December 12, 2023

👍good

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Customer support team is good

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December 7, 2023

Exceptional product quality. Prompt shipping and excellent communication, making for a seamless experience.

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