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Cargill is a carrageenan supplier.


Carrageenans are polysaccharides (galactose) with varying degrees of sulfatation (between 15% and 40%).  They are extracted from red seaweed and are used as thermo-reversible gelling and thickening agents, mainly in the food industry.

In general, three major types of carrageenans can be distinguished:

  • Alcohol processed refined carrageenans
  • Potassium chloride processed refined carrageenans
  • Semi-refined carrageenan, also called PNG (Philippine Natural Grade) or PES (Processed Eucheuma Seaweed)

Carrageenans has only more recently been approved for food applications.


  • Satiagel™ carrageenan
  • Satiagum™ carrageenan
  • Aubygel™ carrageenan


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.