Carrageenan - Iota Our Carrageenan is obtained by alkaline extraction from red seaweeds of the Gigartinales order (Rhodophyceae), and then purified by filtration processes. Carrageenan is a hydrocolloid extracted from natural products. To adjust to variations from lot to lot it can contain sugar and/or salt to homogenize the performance of different batches.
Carrageenan is food approved in the US as an additive with gelling, stabilizing, and thickening properties. Carrageenan - Iota produce soft gels. To achieve stronger and firmer gels use the Carrageenan - Kappa It is also use for freeze/thaw stability. Carrageenan is soluble in hot water (160_F and should reach melting temperature of 175_F for best results. Onset temperature depends on salts and purity: typically between 100_F and 140_F.