Generally, you all know that the carrageenan is one of the natural and also safest ingredients. This ingredient is widely used in the food industry. Actually, carrageenan is got from the red edible seaweeds. It is not a garden plant so you can’t able to grow this plant in your home. It is a sea plant. It should grow only in the salt water of the sea. You can find this plant in the countries of Europe and also the Pacific oceans.
Basically, the carrageenan is not directly extracted from the sea plant. It should face many refined processes. After completion of the refined process, you can get the pure natural carrageenan.
Production methods of the natural ingredient – carrageenan:
Normally, the production methods of the carrageenan are divided into 2 types so you can use any of the types you want to prepare the natural ingredients of the carrageenan. It is completely based on your personal choice but I’m damn sure, both of the production methods are easy to use.
- The first method of production:
Actually, it is the original method. After extract the plant from the aqueous solution, you should use the filtration process to remove the dust or debris from the plant. Once completed the extraction process, you should dry the plant properly. After that, you will get the pure carrageenan.
When comparing to the second method, you can recover the carrageenan easily and also this method is inexpensive.
- Second method:
After removing the red edible seaweeds plant from the salt water, you should immerse the plant into the alkali and use to clean the pure natural water.
Finally, leave it for sometimes to dry properly. After completion of the drying process, use the filtration method. With the help of the filtration, the unwanted impurities are removed completely so you will get the natural carrageenan.