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Refined Carrageenan

1. Product description:
Carrageenan is obtained from seaweed through alkali treatment, extraction, filtration, gelling, dehydration, drying and grinding. Carrageenan, when works together with konjac gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, can play a desired synergistic effect in processed food products. This can significantly change their gelling properties, by improving their elasticity and water retention capacity.
Candy Carrageenan for soft candies is mainly composed of refined or semi-refined carrageenan. It has the unique properties and benefits when it is used in soft candies, including high transparency, short demould time,high elasticity, less stickiness and lower cost.

2. Specifications:  

Item Type
Refined
Carrageenan
Semi-refined
Carrageenan
Candy
Carrageenan
Viscosity ( 1.5 % solution at 75°C, mPa.s) ≥ 5 ≥ 5 ≥5
Loss on Drying (105°C, four hours,%) ≤ 12 ≤ 12 ≤12
Sulphate (as SO4, %) 15-40 15-40 15-40
Ash (550°C, %) 15-40 15-40 15-40
Acid-insoluble ash (%) ≤1 ≤1 ≤1
Acid-insoluble matter (%) ≤2 8-15 ≤15
Arsenic (mg/kg) ≤3.0 ≤3.0 ≤3.0
Lead (mg/kg) ≤5.0 ≤5.0 ≤5.0
Mercury (Hg)(mg/kg) ≤1.0 ≤1.0 ≤1.0
Cadmium (mg/kg) ≤2.0 ≤2.0 ≤2.0
Heavy metals (as Pb, mg/kg) ≤20.0 ≤20.0 ≤20.0
Total plate count (cfu/g) ≤5000 ≤5000 ≤5000
Yeast and moulds (cfu/g) <300 <300 /
Escherichia Coli Negative in 1g Negative in 1g Negative in 1g
Salmonella spp. Negative per test Negative per test Negative per test
pH value (1.5% w/w, 75°C) 8-11 8-11 8-11
Potassium gel strength
(1.5%+0.2%KCL(w/w)at 20°C,10h,g/cm2)
≥1500 ≥600 ≥1300
Particle Size 90/120mesh 90/120mesh /
 
 
3. Storage conditions:Temperatures below 25°C, relative humidity lower than 75%, and an odor-free environment.
 
4. Shelf life: in the above storage conditions, 24 months with package intact.
 
5. Packing: paper-plastic compound bag with net weight of 25kg, or in accordance with customer’s requirements.
 
6. Laws and regulations: this product complies with the provisions of the United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO), the European Community (EU) and the regulations on consumption of chemicals.