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Kappa I Carrageenan



Kappa I Carrageenan is a natural polysaccharide present in certain varieties of red seaweeds that is capable of forming viscous colloidal dispersions or gels in aqueous and/or milk media. This product is composed of polygalactans, which are lineal polymers of alternating molecules of D-galactose and 3-6 anhydrogalactose. It has a very high ability to gel, giving water or milk gels a high strength, since it has a content of ester sulfate of 24-25% and from 35-40% of anhydrous calactose that imparts this property. The high gel strength allows one to employ low dosages to get the desired firmness. Water dispersions that are not subjected to heating give a very low viscosity. Kappa I Carrageenan gels are firm, brittle, and have moderate syneresis. Kappa I Carrageenan can be used as a gelling agent, a thickener, a stabilizer, and as a suspension agent.


Gelymar is a global supplier that produces and markets carrageenan products for the Food, Beverage and Nutrition industry. This company has three products lines that include Carra™Gel, Carra™Lact, and Carra™Sol; and they are mainly produced from cold water seaweeds. Most of the ingredients can be widely used as thickeners and stabilizers in gel desserts, cream desserts, custards, dairy drinks, and more.




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