Cargill introduces new range of sustainably sourced carrageenans
May 12, 2015
A Marinalg member company recently announced introduction ofÂ a new range of carrageenan derived from farmed seaweed, an alternate seaweed source, to reduce sourcing risks and provide a more sustainable carrageenan supply by expanding sources.
The new carrageenan variety will be marketed as a sustainable carrageenan blend providing sensorial properties and consistent quality. The announcement presents carrageenan as an essential ingredient necessary to stabilize an array of dairy and non-dairy neutral-flavored drinks to avoid sedimentation of insoluble particles and product separation, and notes that beverage manufacturers find value in the benefits of carrageenanâ€™s ability to offer improved suspension in protein drinks, along with stability and excellent â€œmouthfeelâ€.