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Carrageenan - Lambda


This type of Carrageenan has been developed specially to thicken water or milk based products.


It is used in the production of coffee whiteners to prevent separation of liquid and cream and other jelly products.

Typical Analysis

Clear beige powder, odourless and tasteless
Viscosity (cps)
850 - 1150
8-11 (1.0% at 20°C)
Loss of drying
Not more than 12%
Particle Size
98% gum below 250 microns
As (ppm)
Pb (ppm)
Hg (ppm)
Cd (ppm)

Microbiological Analysis

E. Coli
Not detected in 5g
Not detected in 25 g
Total plate count
Max 5000 cfu/g
Mould and yeast
Max 300 cfu/g
Pathogenic bacteria
Negative by tests

More Info

In 25 kilos bags with inner polyethylene bags and outer bag.
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.