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Kappa II Carrageenan



Kappa II 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. This product is obtained only from cold water red seaweeds and is characterized by a high reactivity with milk proteins. It has a content of ester sulfate of 25-28% and is 32-34% 3-6 anhydrous galactose that has influence on the viscosity and characteristics of the gel. Kappa II Carrageenan gels are firm and elastic and have less syneresis than gels made with Kappa I carrageenan. It can be used as a gelling agent, a thickener, a stabilizer, and a suspension agent, particularly for chocolate milk.


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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