Carrageenan is a natural polysaccharide hydrocolloid extracted from marine plant red algae, which is generally white to light yellow powder, odorless and tasteless.
Carrageenan is a natural polysaccharide hydrocolloid extracted from marine plant red algae, which is generally white to light yellow powder, odorless and tasteless. Carrageenan has good water solubility and can be completely dissolved at 80℃. The gel formed is a thermally reversible gel, i.e. the gel melts intosolution when heated, and the gel can be formed again when the solution is cooled. Carrageenan has good stability and will not hydrolyze when heated in neutral and alkaline condition. When carrageenan is used together with konjac gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum and other colloids, it can play a significant synergistic effect, which can significantly change its gel characteristics and greatly enhance its gel elasticity and water retention.