Carrageenan

Item #: CA 663
CAS No: [9000-07-1]

Description:
A pale yellow, odorless and tasteless powder. Carrageenan is a naturally-occurring family of polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed. It is used as a gelling, thickening, and stabilizing agent in a wide range of food and beverage applications. This product is a semi-refined food grade Kappa Carragenan. It is used as an extender and stabilizer in processed meat & poultry products. Typical usage level is 0.25-0.75% w/w tumbled into the product.

Specifications:
Chemical
H20 Gel Strength (20°C, 1.5% solution) …………………………………….. > 300 g/cm2
KCl Gel Strength (20°C, 1.5% solution) .……………………………………. > 400 g/cm2
Particle Size ..…………………………………… > 90% through #200 mesh
Viscosity (75°C, 1.5% solution) ..…………………………………… 20-50 cps
Moisture …………………………………….. 10% Max.
pH (1.5% at 5°C) …………………………………….. 7.5 to 10

Nutritional
Calories ……………………………………… 341/100 g
Moisture ……………………………………… 7%
Carbohydrates ……………………………………… 85%
Dietary Fibre ……………………………………… 71%
Fat ……………………………………… 0%
Sodium ……………………………………… < 1%
Potassium ……………………………………… < 10%

Microbiological
Total plate count ……………………………………… < 40,000/g
Salmonella ……………………………………… Negative
E. Coli ……………………………………… Negative
Moulds and Yeasts ……………………………………… < 300/g

Mesh Size:90% thru USS 200 mesh

Packaging & Storage:
Packed in 25 kg multi-wall, poly-lined paper bags. Store in tightly closed bags, away from moisture and heat. Shelf life is approximately 18 months, when stored in the above-mentioned conditions.

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