IOTA Carrageenan 200 Mesh


    AppearanceLight tan, free flowing powder


    TasteNeutral to slight seaweed
    OdourNeutral to slight seaweed
    Particle size95% passing through 106 microns
    Acid InsolubleAsh: Max 1% on dried basis (insoluble in 10% Hcl)
    Matter: 8-15% on dried basis (insoluble in 1% v/v H2SO4)
    (2.0% w/w at 20°C, 0.5 inch probe)
    Gel Strength: Min 10g
    Calcium (Ca)Gel Strength: Min 20g; (2.0% + 0.2% CaCl2, 2H2O w/w at 20°C, 0.5 inch probe)
    (2.0% w/w at 60°C)
    8 to 11
    Heavy metals
    (as Lead)
    Max 20 ppm
    CadmiumMax 1 ppm
    ArsenicMax 3 ppm
    Loss on drying
    (at 105°C at 4 hours)
    Max 12%
    LeadMax 5 ppm
    (2.0% w/w at 75°C, spindle 2.60rpm LVT Brookfield Viscometer)
    Water: Min 40mPa.s
    MercuryMax 1 ppm


    Total plate countMax 5000 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 300 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 300 cfu/g
    SalmonellaAbsent in 10g
    Escherichia ColiNegative in 5g

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Thu 27 January 2011 (392)

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