carrageenan

(= carrageenin) Sulphated cell-wall polysaccharide found in certain red algae. Contains repeating sulphated disaccharides of galactose and (sometimes) anhydrogalactose. It is used commercially as an emulsifier and thickener in foods, and is also used to induce an inflammatory lesion when injected into experimental animals (probably activates complement). ...

Carrageenan

Carrageenans or carrageenins (z {respell|KARR|ə|GHEE|nənz} from Irish carraigín, `little rock`) are a family of linear sulphated polysaccharides that are extracted from red edible seaweeds. They are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. Their main application is in dairy and meat products.....
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carrageenan

<plant biology> Sulphated cell wall polysaccharide found in certain red algae. Contains repeating sulphated disaccharides of galactose and (sometimes) anhydrogalactose. ... It is used commercially as an emulsifier and thickener in foods and is also used to induce an inflammatory lesion when injected into experimental animals (probably activat...
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carrageenan

(from the article `Irish moss`) ...a greenish yellow to a dark purple; when sun-dried and bleached it has a yellowish, translucent, hornlike aspect and consistency. The principal ... Carrageenans are extracted from various red algae, including Eucheuma in the Philippines, Chondrus (also called Irish moss) in the United States and ... ...
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carrageenan

(Irish: cosainin carraige little stem of the rock) an organic molecule obtained from some red algae and used like an alginate. Named after carrag(h)een, an edible red seaweed (Chondrus crispus), also called Irish moss.
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Carrageenan

Chemical extracted from red algae that is added to commercial ice creams as an emulsifying agent.
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Carrageenan

Is the polysaccharide fraction of Irish Moss, soluble in hot water.
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carrageenan

Type: Term Pronunciation: kar′ă-gē′nan, -nin Definitions: 1. A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from Irish moss; a galactosan sulfate resembling agar in molecular structure. Synonyms: carrageen2, carragheen
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