carrageenan gum on a spoon

Carrageenan gum is used in baking for thickening of food systems.

Carrageenan Gum

What is Carrageenan Gum?

Carrageenan gum is a food grade water-soluble gum used for thickening and increasing the viscosity of food systems.


Extracted from red seaweed.


Water binding and thickening.


Use at low levels, 0.25% and lower, to aid in stabilizing icings or sauces. Disperse with
dry ingredients before use. Introduce to water solutions first for optimum hydration
before mixing with oil based ingredients.