Do you know what the carrageenan is? Well, this is the ingredient that is from the some types of the seaweed. If you don’t ever hear about it, actually it has been used for some years ago.
The usage of the carrageenan
Carrageenan is usually used as the thickener in food. Some kinds of the food use it as the ingredient. The example of the food that contains the Carrageenan is the chocolate milk. Besides that, there is also the junket. The chocolate milk is almost similar to pudding because it uses the Carrageenan.
The good news thing for you is consuming the Carrageenan is good because it can reduce the pain of the peptic ulcers. It is recommended by some doctors in 1960’s. The good Carrageenan is the food grade. Then, it is found another type of the Carrageenan type that is degraded Carrageenan. This type is harmful to be consumed.
The concern about the Carrageenan
You may be curious about the safety of the Carrageenan. In the past, there was the research that said if the food grade type of this is not safe because it will be broken into the degraded Carrageenan by the acids. However, recently, there is the research talk about consuming the food that contains the Carrageenan is safe. For that, you don’t be worried about it because you will be safe if eating the Carrageenan ingredients.
The research that says if the Carrageenan is safe is the research that is done by the Dr. Tobacman. He is reviewed by the Joint FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and WHO (World Health Organization). The result is Carrageenan is safe to be consumed with no limits in use.
Those are the information about what the Carrageenan is. You can take it for consuming in your daily because it is safe with no limits in use.