Buy red seaweed ingredient to add thickness to your food items

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Feb 14th, 2017
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Carrageenan is the highly safe ingredient that is extracted from seaweed and is used both in food and preparing medicines. This is being used to treat various health issues such as intestinal ailments, cough, bronchitis, peptic ulcers, etc. More importantly, this ingredient can be applied onto the skin to keep all the skin allergies especially anus at bay. This food additive is used as a thickening agent in many food items. Also, this is added in various health care products, especially toothpaste to emulsify it. This is an alternative for vegans to use it in place of gelatin in preparing desserts. There are many stores who are selling this ingredient at a very competitive price. However, you need to buy this from a reliable store to get a quality product. This ingredient is used in preparing ice creams, dairy foams, salad dressing, meat items, coconut milk, tofu, custards, etc. This is an effective binder that adds thickness and taste to the food items.


Ideally, the concentration of carrageenan varies from one species of seaweed to another. Ideally, there are three types of this ingredient is available in the market. There include kappa, iota, and lambda. There are a few species of seaweeds which possess high proposition of kappa and iota while a few species have small proposition of lambda. Basically, to extract high concentration of this ingredient from red seaweed, people will harvest, filter, dry and make that into fine powder.

Undeniably, all the three types of this food additive is used in preparing food items. The gel strength and texture varies from one carrageenan type to another. Basically, iota type of this food ingredient is used in preparing delicious and mouthwatering frozen desserts by using very less amount of fat content and number of eggs. You can use kappa type to dip in the ingredient and remove it to form a coat around the ingredient. You can enjoy the mouth feel of custards and other food items by adding iota and kappa. You can use these two types of food additives to prepare cheese is tender and melts in your mouth.

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