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Iota Carrageenan Supplier

Iota carrageenan is another type of natural carbohydrate extracted from red seaweeds, specifically from certain species of the Gigartina genus. 

Dispersion of carrageenan may be aided by mixing it with a dry ingredient such as sugar as a carrier or salt as an ionic agent. Iota carrageenan is most synergistic with calcium, then potassium and sodium salts. As an iota carrageenan supplier, Ettlinger Corporation provides high-quality carrageenan products for your food ingredient needs.

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Applications for Iota Carrageenan

Like kappa carrageenan, iota carrageenan food additives are widely used in various industries, particularly in the food sector, due to its unique gelling and thickening properties. Iota carrageenan forms soft and elastic gels when combined with calcium ions in the presence of heat. Here are some of the primary applications of iota carrageenan:

Iota carrageenan is commonly used as a gelling agent and stabilizer in a wide range of food products. It is especially valuable in applications where a soft, gel-like texture is desired. Iota carrageenan is often used in the production of jellies, puddings, mousse, and other desserts. It is also used in the manufacturing of processed meats, such as ham and deli meats, to improve water retention and create a smoother texture.

Iota carrageenan finds applications in dairy products to enhance texture and stability. It is used in the production of creamy and spreadable dairy items like yogurt and cream cheese. The gelling properties of iota carrageenan contribute to the desired consistency and mouthfeel of these products.

Similar to kappa carrageenan, iota carrageenan has been investigated for pharmaceutical and biomedical uses. Its gelling and encapsulation properties make it a potential candidate for drug-delivery systems and controlled-release formulations.

Iota carrageenan is utilized in the cosmetics and personal care industry as a thickening agent in various formulations. It can be found in products like shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and toothpaste to improve their texture and stability.

Iota carrageenan is also used in certain industrial applications. For example, it is used as a binder and thickener in the production of water-based paints, as well as a stabilizer in some air freshener gels.

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Carrageenan Markets

With our wide variety of carrageenans combined with our experienced staff, we will be able to meet whatever your market needs are. Our carrageenans are used in a wide range of markets including:

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