Not everyone may be familiar with carrageenan, and this can be cause for confusion.
Food-grade carrageenan is the only type of carrageenan approved for use in foods.Â Yet, some critics have improperly cited scientific tests that examine poligeenan to make misleading claims about carrageenan. Â Poligeenan is a similar but wholly distinctive substance from carrageen that is never used in foods.
Some critics even go as far as to say carrageenan can be â€œdegradedâ€ in the body and turned into poligeenan; in fact, it is scientifically impossible for the human body to replicate the high temperatures and strong acids required to create poligeenan.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CARRAGEENAN