Carrageenan is a family of polydisperse long chain galactants (polysaccharides). It is a white-yellowish powder, odorless, with mucilaginous taste, soluble in water. The compounds can be naturally found in the extract of some plants like red seaweeds and moss. Carrageenan has been used since 600 B.C. in China, however its commercial production only began in the 1930s. For its thickening and gelling properties, carrageenan main uses are in the food industry.
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