Normally, carrageenan is one of the best ingredients which are mainly used in the food products. Most of the products in the market come with this carrageenan only.
Actually, this carrageenan ingredient is extracted from the red seaweeds plant so carrageenan is called as the vegetarian. This red seaweed grows only in the salt water. It does not directly come into the market. It must take many processes inside. After the completion of the extraction process, you will finally get the ingredients of the carrageenan.
Benefits of the carrageenan:
Some of the common benefits of the carrageenan are as follows,
Mostly, dairy industries have used this ingredient in large amount why because it can able to gelling and thickening the dairy products easily so they can use this carrageenan as a large quantity.
Even you can use this carrageenan in the meat products also. It protects your meat product for a long time from the bacteria so if you store your meat products using the ingredients of carrageenan, it will not spoil quickly.
Three categories of Carrageenan:
This carrageenan is commonly divided into three different categories such that disaccharide, lambda-carrageenan, and lot a carrageenan. Each and every category of the carrageenan differs from the degree of the sulphation.
It will not offer any of the harmful side effects to your body. In the older days, most of the people are used the gelatin to thickening the dairy products but nowadays, carrageenan is very famous. Moreover, all the dairy industries in the world are using this carrageenan ingredient to thickening the products.
This ingredient is getting more demand in the food industry. It comes under the family of the linear sulphated polysaccharides and also it contains the stabilizing properties so it can able to thickening the dairy products easily.