Carrageenan is an edible gum, which is often used as a coagulant in the production of ice cream, jelly and soft candy. Carrageenan is usually white or light brown, and its shape is mostly particles or powder.
Carrageenan is an edible gum, which is often used as a coagulant in the production of jelly. It is also called Eucheuma glue and cauliflower glue, because it is extracted from red algae seaweed such as Eucheuma and cauliflower.
Carrageenan is usually white or light brown, its shape is mostly particles or powder, and can be dissolved in hot water at 80 ℃. When it dissolves in water, it will form a viscous and easy flowing liquid and become a colloid after cooling. This is why it can be used as a jelly coagulant.
In addition to making jelly, it is also used in the production of many ice cream, cakes, fudge and soup foods. For example, in the process of making soft candy, the soft candy made with carrageenan as coagulant has higher transparency, more elasticity and lower viscosity.