Carrageenan is extracted from certain species of red algae seaweeds and has been used in a variety of food applications for a very long time.

Working with us, you can find the right carrageenan product to create textures ranging from free-flowing liquids to solid gels. In addition to offering standard types, we work in conjunction with customers to develop new products and formulations for specific applications.

• Kappa carrageenan forms firm, brittle gels.
• Iota carrageenan forms elastic gels and thixotropic fluids.
• Lambda carrageenan forms viscous, non-gelling solutions.

Carrageenan on Purpose

Since 1990, CP Kelco has been working with communities in Zanzibar to grow the seaweed that is used to produce carrageenan utilizing sustainable farming methods. This collaboration includes teaching for skills of creating, cultivating and harvesting seaweed beds. This has especially provided women who previously had limited or no opportunity for employment with the ability to support their families. Learn more…

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Uses for Carrageenan

Function Gelling Thickening Stabilizing
Source Red Seaweed (Rhodophyceae)

Our Carrageenan Products

GENUGEL® Carrageenan

Provides gelation for dessert gels & processed meats.

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GENU HI-pHIVE® Carrageenan

Stabilizes protein in dairy & dairy alternative beverages.

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GENULACTA® Carrageenan

A nature-based, vegetarian gelling agent for milk applications.

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GENU PLUS 100® Carrageenan

A nature-based gelling agent for high-retention brines & marinated meats.

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GENUTINE® Carrageenan

A nature-based, vegetarian gelling agent for water-based desserts.

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GENUVISCO® Carrageenan

A multifunctional gelling agent that can be used to create viscosity variations in foods, beverages, home & personal care products.

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