Carrageenan meaning

kăr'ə-gē'nən
Any of a group of closely related colloids derived from Irish moss and several other red algae, widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.
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A mixture of polysaccharides extracted from carrageen, used in various foods, cosmetics, etc. as a thickening agent and natural emulsifier.
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A gelatinous material derived from Irish moss ( Chondrus crispus ) and other species of red algae. It is widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.
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A food additive made from a purified extract of red seaweed, commonly used as a thickening agent.
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