Carrageenan is a food ingredient derived from red seaweed, and is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in a variety of food products. It is widely used in dairy products, such as ice cream, yogurt, and cheese, as well as in processed meats, sauces, and dressings. Carrageenan is also used in plant-based milks, such as almond and soy milk, to provide a creamy texture. It is a vegan-friendly and gluten-free ingredient, and is generally recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Carrageenan is a versatile ingredient that can be used to improve the texture, stability, and shelf life of food products. It is also used in a variety of non-food products, such as toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Companies in the Carrageenan market include CP Kelco, FMC Corporation, DuPont, Cargill, and TIC Gums. Show Less Read more