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also car·ra·geen·in  (kăr′ə-gē′nən)
Any of a group of closely related colloids derived from Irish moss and several other red algae, widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.
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(ˌkærəˈɡiːnən) ,




(Biochemistry) a carbohydrate extracted from carrageen, used to make a beverage, medicine, and jelly, and as an emulsifying and gelling agent (E407) in various processed desserts and drinks
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or car•ra•gee•nin

(ˌkær əˈgi nən)

a colloidal substance extracted from seaweed used chiefly as a stabilizing ingredient in foods and pharmaceuticals.
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Noun1.carrageenan - a colloidal extract from carrageen seaweed and other red algae
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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The top goods, which are expected to contribute toward achieving the said export targets are semiconductors; vehicle autoparts; wood manufacturers; coconut; garments aviation parts; bananas (fresh and dried); pineapple; travel goods; tuna and carageenan.
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A Carageenan, derived from edible seaweed, is used extensively as a food additive because of its properties as a thickener and emulsifier.
This trial was a collaborative effort by researchers from several Brazilian universities and was designed to test the hypothesis that Copaiba oil, homeopathically potentised to 30C from either mother tincture or triturate, is as effective as Indomethacin in reducing inflammation induced by carageenan, and also to determine if it was capable of influencing tissue granulation when compared to conventional treatment.
The Cornucopia Institute is calling for the removal of carrageenan from products and providing consumers with easy-to-use lists of foods with and without carageenan. (14) Recently, WhiteWave Foods has caved in to the pressures of consumer concerns and announced that it will remove carrageenan from its Horizon and Silk products.
Among currently known analogues of pharmaceutical gelatin, anionic polysaccharides are widely used of both natural (pectin, carageenan, starch) and synthetic (oxidized starch) origin.