This is a Vegetarian product.
Product Type:Water dessert jelly,
(ready to eat jellies), processed cheese, gelled desserts (flans&
puddings), dairy beverages (flavored milk, chocolate milk)
is made up of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium sulphate esters
of galactose and 3, 6-anhydrogalactose units. It is a wholly natural
ingredient obtained from certain species of red edible seaweed called
the Class Rhodophyceae. The popular sources for Carrageenan are the
ChondrusCripus, EucheumaCottonii and EucheumaSpinosum species.
Chondruscrispus species grows mainly in cold water territories such as
the northern coasts of the Atlantic while the Eucheuma species are
abundantly found in tropical climates like the Philippines. The
Philippines has successfully launched and maintained numerous
EucheumaCottonii and EucheumaSpinosum seaweed farms providing ample
supply and good quality to meet the growing demand.
There are three
Carrageenan types which are of commercial interest because of the
various applications of hydrocolloids in food and other industrial uses.
They are called the Iota, Kappa and Lambda Carrageenan. Marine
Hydrocolloids Carrageenan uses the EucheumaCottonii for the production
of Kappa Carrageenan and the EucheumaSpinosum for Iota Carrageenan.
ChondrusCrispus species is used for production of Lambda Carrageenan.