- What is carrageenan? Is it harmful?
Carrageenan is a natural gelling agent obtained from the processing of red seaweeds by extraction method with subsequent purification from organic and other impurities: multiple deposition, filtration and washing. Carrageenan has been used as a food additive for over a hundred years, it is safe for health. In addition, it is believed to have a number of unique useful properties: the main benefit of this substance is to detox the human body from toxic impurities and chemical bio compounds, including heavy metals. Besides, it has been proven that carrageenans are not allergens, they exhibit antiviral, anticoagulative, antibacterial and antitoxic effects. We use carrageenan in very small quantities as a consistency stabilizer in the production of full-fat UHT cream. Carrageenan has a neutral flavor and smell, it has no foreign flavor, it does not affect the flavor of the finished product.