Carrageenan is a natural extract which is derived from red seaweed.
Carrageenan has multifunctional purposes that act differently in water and milk systems. We can see its typical hydrocolloid properties of thickening and gelling in water, meanwhile in milk systems it also shows the property of reacting with proteins to furnish additional stabilizing abilities.
Carrageenan can be offered in three types: Kappa forms strong and rigid gels, Iota forms soft gels and Lambda does not form gel and is used to thicken different liquid products.
White or yellowish powder, odorless and tasteless.