What is Carrageenan?

Carrageenan is obtained from various red seaweeds (marine algae). The major sources of carrageenan. Are now the two tropical red seaweeds Kappaphycus Alverezii and Eucheuma Denticulatum, also known as 'cottonii and spinosum' in popular literature. ACCEL CARRAGEENAN CORPORATION (ACC) utilizes Eucheuma species due to abundant supply of materials in the country's tropical regions. ACC is producing kappa carrageenan from Eucheuma Cottonii and iota carrageenan from Eucheuma Spinosum seaweeds.

Carrageenan is used as a thickening, stabilizing or emulsifying agent in dairy products like chocolate milks, ice creams, milk puddings, yoghurts, flans and the like. It is also used in processed meats, dog foods, toothpastes, air freshener gels, and a variety of other food and non-food products.

Carrageenan is frequently preferred over other thickening, suspending and binding ingredients because it is natural, economical, readily available and functional in an extremely broad application-based environments..

Production Process

ACCEL CARRAGEENAN CORPORATION (ACC) produces Kappa and Iota from Euchema Cottonii and Eucheuma Spinosum seaweeds based on these essential phases.