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Carrageenan - Iota


Carrageenan (E-407) is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from red seaweed of the Rhodophyceae class. Carrageenan has been used for hundreds of years and has been found to be safe in the USA. It replaces gelatine and starch and it is very similar to Agar. This type of Carrageenan is standardised to constant gel strength in both water and milk, in order to obtain a uniform performance.


It is a Gelling Agent used in Diary for a more rubbery gel, conventional Jellies, Petfoods, Air Freshener and others.

Typical Analysis

Clear beige powder
8-11 (1.0% at 20°C)
Loss of drying
Not more than 12%
Particle Size
98% gum below 250 microns

Microbiological Analysis

Total plate count
Max 5000 cfu/g
Mould and yeast
Max 300 cfu/g
Pathogenic bacteria
Negative by tests

More Info

In 20 kilos boxes with inner polythene liner.
Goods must be stored in a dry, odour free environment.
Shelf Life: 2 years from date of manufacturing if kept in optimum storage conditions and original packaging.
Other Health Hazards
It is advisable to wear face masks or to handle the powder in an airy room.