Carrageenans are Natural extracts from certain red marine seaweeds.
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Alginates are produced from extracts of alginic acid derived from various species of brown seaweed belonging to the Phaeophyceae family.
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Pectin is a natural product which can be found in the cell walls of all higher plants and it has long been used for its gel formation, thickening and stabilizing properties in a wide range of applications from food to the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
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Locust Bean Gum (LBG) is a Natural food additive—a thickener—derived from the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), prevalent in the region of the Mediterranean. The elongated pods of C. siliqua are coarsely ground, then separated as two fractions, pulp and seed. Locust bean gum, or LBG, is derived from the seed fraction. The pods can be roasted and ground into Carob Power, a common substitute for Cocoa.
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ISI™ has been providing hydrocolloids to the North American food industry for over twenty years with a team having nearly 200 years combined experience. Established in 1992, ISI is now the World’s Largest Independent Supplier of Carrageenan. We were founded with a simple philosophy and business strategy: offer the customer more cost-effective carrageenans, consistent quality assurance, and technical support for their particular application.+ More About ISI