carrageenan


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carrageenan

[‚kar·ə′gē·nən]
(organic chemistry)
A polysaccharide derived from the red seaweed (Rhodophyceae) and used chiefly as an emulsifying, gelling, and stabilizing agent and as a viscosity builder in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Also spelled carrageenin.
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Carrageenan, a stabiliser based on seaweed, is mainly used in the meat and dairy segments.
ANSWER: Carrageenan is a product that is derived from red seaweed, a type of seaweed found in the Atlantic Ocean near Britain, Europe, and North America.
Among them 15 are seaweed companies with a total annual capacity of 11,243 tons, 7 are carrageenan companies with a total capacity of 5,470 tons and a company producing alginate with an annual capacity of 300 tons.
Like carrageenan, LeanMaker is formulated to give low-fat ground meats the taste and texture of their higher-fat counterparts.
1 mL of 1% carrageenan in distilled water was injected into the subplantar region of right hind paws of all groups.
Carrageenan Induced Paw Edema Model: To study the acute and sub-acute phases of inflammation in rats.
Most buyers of locally-grown dried seaweeds of carrageenan plants in Surigao, Davao and Zamboanga, process them into carrageenan powder for export to buyers in China, US and Europe.
By developing a full range of refined carrageenans produced from cultivated seaweeds, Cargill is able to reduce these sourcing risks and meet customer demand for a more sustainable carrageenan supply with more predictable prices as cultivated seaweeds provide a more controlled and reliable supply.
Carrageenan, an anionic polysaccharide extracted from red seaweeds (e.
The anti-inflammatory activity was tested by using carrageenan and CFA-model induced paw oedema.
The gums used included: xanthum gum; modified food starch with agar pectin; carrageenan; locust bean; a combination of carrageenan, maltodextrin and dextrose; guar gum; and modified food starch containing carrageenan, locust bean, and a combination of carrageenan, maltodextrin and dextrose.