IOTA Carrageenan 100 mesh


    AppearanceLight tan, free flowing powder which is practically odourless, neutral to slight seaweed taste
    DefinitionProcessed Eucheuma Seaweed is obtained by aqueous alkaline treatment of natural strains of seaweeds Eucheuma cottonil and Eucheuma Spinosum of the class Rhodophyceae (Red seaweeds). Formaldehyde may be present as an advantageous impurity up to a maximum level of 5mg/kg.
    E numberE407A
    Directions of use
    (and Application)
    Stabiliser, thickener, gelling agent


    IdentificationPositive tests for galactose, for anhydrogalactose and for sulphate
    SolubilityForms cloudy viscous suspensions in water, insoluble in ethanol
    Particle sizeMin 95 % through 106μm
    Acid Insolubleash on dry matter: Max 1.0%
    Matter on dry matter: 8.0-15.0%
    (on Dry Matter)
    18.0 to 23.0%
    (1.5%, 60°C)
    8.0 to 11.0
    ArsenicMax 3 mg/kg
    Loss on dryingMax 12.0 %
    LeadMax 5 mg/kg
    Gel Strengthin CaCl2 (2.0% in 0.2% CaCl2.2H2O, 20°C): Min 20g/cm2
    in Water (2.0%, 20°C): Min 10g/cm2
    (2.0%, 75°C, no 2, 60rpm)
    Min 40 mPas
    (on Dry Matter)
    15.0 to 40.0%
    (Methanol, Ethanol and propane-2-ol content)
    Max 0.1 % singularly or in combination
    Storage2 years if storage conditions observed
    Packaging25Kg Bags net
    Shelf lifeStore in original packaging under cool and dry conditions


    YeastsMax 300 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 300 cfu/g
    SalmonellaAbsent /10g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent 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 Wed 4 May 2011 (574)

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