Carrageenan is a sulphated galactose molecule extracted from specific types of seaweed
Carrageenan is a sulphate galactose molecule extracted from certain species of seaweed, which makes it a 100% natural plant product. It is mainly used as a water binder and texturiser in food, pet food, and other applications. The use of carrageenan in food can be traced back more than a century in Ireland. Its use in the production of foodstuffs has increased steadily and dramatically over the last 50 years.