How carrageenan is processed
Carrageenan requires minimum processing. You could extract it from seaweed in your kitchen, much like the Irish did hundreds of years ago, by cooking the seaweed with a little salt, adding alcohol then mixing it in a household blender to pull out the carrageenan. The process is mild and preserves the functionality already in the seaweed. The effect of processing increases the amount of usable carrageenan in the seaweed, minimizing waste.
Review our infographic to learn more about how we make carrageenan available in large enough supply to be used in food ingredients for products we use every day.