(KAPPA) Carrageenan (Firm Gel)


Kappa carrageenan is a red algae extract taken specifically from Kappaphycus alvarezii. Like other types of carrageenan, it is used as a gelling, thickening and stabilizing agent. When mixed with water, kappa creates a strong, firm solid gel that can have a brittle texture.

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Ref. No.: 608706 Categories: , Weight: 500g
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan


This gel can be used as a thickener for purees, napado products and hot jellies.

How to use

Dispersible when cold and totally soluble above 70ºC.
Insoluble in vegetable and mineral oils and organic solvents.

Pour the powder (previously mixed with the other dry ingredients) over the water, while stirring vigorously until completely dispersed.
Heat until completely dissolved (70 - 80ºC). Do not pour the liquid over the powder.
A transparent, firm, brittle, thermo-reversible gel forms.
Gelling occurs when the solution cools down. In an acidic medium the gelling capacity is reduced.

Indicative dosages
Use 2g/l for soft gel; 10-15g/l for hard gel.

Storage conditions

Shelf life of 2 years under the specified storage conditions.
Store in tightly closed container in a cool, dry place.


Polypropylene canister | net weight 500g

Nutritional information pper 100 g

  • Energy 632 kJ / 151 kcal
  • Fat 0,1 g
    • Saturated 0,0 g
  • Carbohydrates 14.9 g
    • Sugars 13.9 g
  • Fibre 46,0 g
  • Protein 0,1 g
  • Salt 3,50 g