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also car·ra·gheen  (kăr′ə-gēn′)
[After Carragheen, a village of southeast Ireland.]


(ˈkærəˌɡiːn) ,




(Plants) an edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of North America and N Europe. Also called: Irish moss
[C19: from Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland, where it is plentiful]

I′rish moss′

a purplish brown edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America: the main source of carrageenan.
Also called carrageen , carragheen.
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Noun1.carrageen - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Americacarrageen - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
Chondrus, genus Chondrus - a genus of protoctist
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The diners' Food Journey continues with a visit to Owen Dunphy's vegetable farm in Annestown to collect vegetables including the carrots to be used in a jelly set in carrageen moss.
The FDA has determined that the levels of ECH residues in carrageen do not represent a safety concern.
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Both of these classes of capsules are made from either gelatin or plant-based gelling substances such as carrageen (edible red seaweed), agar-agar (seaweed), pectin and modified forms of starch and cellulose.
2004) found reduced fat content in sausages using oat bran, carrageen, and cassava starch for production of beef frankfurters.
Irish moss or carrageen has long been used in Ireland as a cure for colds and flu.
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