Kappa Refined

Description

 

Carrageenan is obtained by aqueous extraction of natural strains of seaweeds of Gigartinaceae, Solieriaceae, Hypneaceae and Furcellar iaceae, families of the class Rhdophyceae(red seaweeds). No organic precipitant shall be used other than methanol, ethanol and propane-2-ol. Carrageenan consists chiefly of potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium salts of polysaccharide sulphate esters, which, on hydrolysis, yield galactose and 3,6-anhydrogalaclose. Carrageenan shall not be hydrolyzed otherwise chemically degraded.

 

Physical & Chemical Specification

 

Appearance

off white to snowy, coarse to fine powder

Particle Size (60/120/200 mesh)

more than 90% pass

Viscosity (mPa.s)

≥5.0

Total Ash Content (%)

15-40

Moisture (%)

≤12

Transparency (T%)

≥70

pH level

8.0-11.0

Ash of not dissolve into acid (%)

≤1.0

Sulphate (%,count by SO42-)

15-40

Arsenic (ppm)

≤3.0

Lead (ppm)

≤5.0

Mercury (ppm)

≤1.0

Cadmium (ppm)

≤2.0

Total Plate Count (cfu/g)

≤5,000

Yeast & Moulds (cfu/g)

≤300

E. coil

absent in 5g

Salmonella

absent in 10g

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