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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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Glucose Tolerance Tests following Short-Term Exposure to Carrageenan. Glucose tolerance tests (GTT) were performed in control (n = 8) and carrageenan-treated mice (n = 8) after exposure for short durations, to determine the minimum amount of carrageenan exposure required to cause glucose intolerance.
carrageenan," says Earth Balance Organic Original Soymilk.
Carrageenan in its raw form, sometimes called "Irish moss," has been eaten and used as a food ingredient for hundreds of years.
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Carrageenan has been used for the immobilization of enzymes and cells using entrapment techniques.
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Polyethylene glycol number 400 (PEG) solution, carrageenan, dexamethasone, and other reagents were purchased from Sigma Chemical Co.
Global ingredient solutions provider, the Ingredion group of companies is launching the first clean label ingredient that can replace carrageenan in the formulation of dairy-based puddings, custards and vlas.
The PNRI said Vitalgro Carrageenan plant growth promoter contains phytohormone-like compounds that support the growth and development of crops.
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The food and beverages segment is anticipated to dominate the global Carrageenan Gum Market by revenue over the forecast period.