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Cargill Carrageenan - Seaweed


Carrageenan for innovative textures

Carrageenan are water soluble polysaccharides extracted from red seaweeds with thickening, stabilizing and gelling properties. It also provides synergy with dairy proteins, suspends, and stabilizes fat, protein and cocoa particles while improving mouthfeel.

Cargill offers one of the widest ranges of commercially available carrageenan, employing proven production processes and using a large variety of different types of red seaweeds (Rhodophyceae) from the Gigartinales group.

To ensure sustainable sourcing of our offer Cargill has established the Red Seaweed Promise. Further information on the program can be found here.

Cargill sources red seaweed from three different continents. The main varieties used are Gigartina, Chondrus, Iridaceae, and Eucheuma.

With Cargill’s clean label offering and the plant fully compliant to pharmaceutical requirement (Highest level of quality standards) Also add Cargill’s formulation expertise, this enables the formulation of commercial carrageenan products tailored to very specific needs in different applications.


Dairy & plant-based alternatives to dairy

Features / Benefits

  • Helps thickening & gelling in all dairy applications
  • Helps stabilizers and suspending agent for beverages
  • Helps to improve mouthfeel
  • Aids in freeze / thaw stability for frozen products
  • Provides synergy with dairy proteins

Cargill brands: Satiagel®, Seabrid®, Satiagum®


Features / Benefits

  • Designed for neutral jellies with chocolate coating
  • Tailored for vegetarian or vegan solutions / application
  • Soft and elastic texture to firm and brittle gelled, in fully vegan jellies
  • Water gel application: Quick set soft, elastic gel or firm gel

Cargill Brands: Satiagel®

Meat & plant-based alternatives to meat

Features / Benefits

  • Binding and gelling agents for all meat applications
  • Helps emulsion stabilization for sauces
  • Helps to improve mouthfeel
  • Aids in freeze / thaw stability

Cargill brands: Satiagel®, Aubygel®

More information 

Regulatory Status

Carrageenan (E 407) is listed in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives. Where for particular food categories a limited dosage may apply mostly “quantum satis” applies in many food categories.


Our refined carrageenans are manufactured in modern plants utilizing the latest extraction, concentration, separation and drying technologies, following 2 main processes: Alcohol and KCI.


Production site

Our Carrageenans have been manufactured in our production plants in Baupte (Normandy, France) since 1956.

Sustainable Seaweed

Cargill's Red Seaweed Promise™

Cargill's Red Seaweed Promise™ - leading the industry towards a thriving red seaweed sector for generations to come.


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.