The Star explains the various marine algae, where they are found and how they are used
Carrageenan, sometimes spelled carrageenin or carragheen, is an additive derived from several species of red algae. It is principally used as a thickening and stabilizing agent without adding flavor. It is harmless and is used in frozen foods, pastry fillings, syrups, jams & jellies, cake icings, sauces and gravies, puddings, salad dressings, whipped toppings, skim milk, evaporated milk, chocolate milk, processed cheeses, cottage cheese, infant formulas, custards, yogurt, creamy canned soups, and commercial ice cream.
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