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Carrageenan

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Description
Application
Properties

Other names

  • Carrageenan
  • Carrageenin
  • Carrageen

Product Description

Carrageenan is made from parts of various red algae or seaweeds and is used for medicine.

Carrageenan is used for coughs, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and intestinal problems. The French use a form that has been changed by adding acid and high temperatures. This form is used to treat peptic ulcers, and as a bulk laxative.

Some people apply carrageenan directly to the skin for discomfort around the anus.

In manufacturing, carrageenan is used as a binder, thickening agent, and as a stabilizer in medications, foods, and toothpaste. Carrageenan is also an ingredient in weight loss products.

Carrageenan contains chemicals that may decrease stomach and intestinal secretions. Large amounts of carrageenan seem to pull water into the intestine, and this may explain why it is tried as a laxative. Carrageenan also might decrease pain and swelling (inflammation).

Origin

China

Packing

25 kg

  • Desserts, ice cream, cream, milkshakes, yogurts, salad dressings, sweetened condensed milks
  • Sauces: to increase viscosity
  • Beer: clarifier to remove haze-causing proteins
  • Pâtés and processed meats (e.g., ham): substitute for fat, increase water retention, increase volume, or improve slicing
  • Toothpaste: stabilizer to prevent constituents separating
  • Fruit Gushers: ingredient in the encapsulated gel
  • Fire fighting foam: thickener to cause foam to become sticky
  • Shampoo and cosmetic creams: thickener
  • Air freshener gels
  • Marbling: the ancient art of paper and fabric marbling uses a carrageenan mixture on which to float paints or inks; the paper or fabric is then laid on it, absorbing the colours
  • Shoe polish: to increase viscosity
  • Biotechnology: to immobilize cells and enzymes
  • Pharmaceuticals: used as an inactive excipient in pills and tablets
  • Soy milk and other plant milks: to thicken
  • Diet sodas: to enhance texture and suspend flavours
  • Pet food
  • Personal lubricants
  • Vegetarian hot dogs
Items Specification
Appearance Yellowish or tan to white, coarse to fine powder that is practically
odourless
Viscosity (1.5% solution, 75°С) ≥ 5
Humidity (%) ≤ 10
Total ash (%) 15-40
Сила геля (1.5%, 0.2%KCL, г/см2) ≥ 500
Acid-insoluble ash (%) ≤ 1
рН 8-11
Arsenic (mg/kg) ≤ 3
Lead (mg/kg) ≤ 5
Mercury (mg/kg) ≤ 1
Cadmium (mg/kg) ≤ 2
Total microbial number (CFU/g) ≤ 5000
Yeast & mold (CFU/g) ≤ 300
Salmonella (CFU/g) negative in 25 g
E.Coli (CFU/)g negative in 5 g
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