Carrageen is also a polysaccharide and is produced from red algae. It is primarily used in the food industry as a gelling agent, for example in a number of slimming and light products or numerous other goods. One example here are meat products that are made to gel by the carrageen.
Alternatively, carrageen can also be used as a thickening agent. Here, this algae product is used in jams, baby food, dairy products and desserts.