Posts tagged Carrageenan
There's seaweed in your chocholate milk.

Seaweeds have been a traditional source of nutrients for people around the world for hundreds of years. For example, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the extracted gelatinous components of Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) and other seaweed varieties have been used as food additives and for medical purposes for centuries. Seaweeds have not only retained their traditional place as a direct source of human food, but have also been used as fertilizers, in the manufacturing of iodine, and in X-ray imaging diagnostics. Today, the seaweed business has gone international, and for this article I want to focus on the food additive business. Specifically, I’ll be looking at carrageenan, a little known seaweed-derived food additive that is common in the Western diet and is growing in popularity within the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

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