Carrageenan Iota 500g

Carrageenan Iota is a gelling & thickening agent extracted from seaweed, it is soluble in cold water & will make a soft gel that can be broken and reformed.

  • Gels made with Carrageenan are soft & elastic but will be much firmer, yet still flexible if made using milk-based products due to the increased presence of calcium.
  • To use, dissolve the carrageenan iota powder in a cold liquid & heat to 80°C, rest & cool to set. If the resulting gel is broken (by stirring or shaking) it will reform when rested again; this characteristic provides a melt in the mouth feel to carrageenan gels.
  • Carrageenan derives its name from the Irish coastal village of Carrageen where traditionally the native seaweed (Irish moss) was gathered & boiled in milk to make a gel pudding. Refined carrageenan iota powder will lightly set a milk pudding with the addition of as little as 0.5%. The soft gel produced may be sweet, savoury & flavoured as required. Acids, salts & sugars alter the setting of these gels & some recipes may require increased concentrations.
Nutritional Information
Typical values per 100g
Energy 1297kJ/310Kcal
Fat 0g
Of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrates 76g
Of which sugars trace
Protein 0g
Salt 1.6g

Ingredients: Carrageenan



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