Is Carrageenan safe for your health?
You must have heard that your ice- cream, yoghurt and even cookies are containing Carrageenan and you must not consume it as can cause cancer. What is the actual purpose of this Carrageenan, if it doesn’t add any flavour. Basically carrageenan is used for thickening the ice-cream and yoghurt as well as to keep them fresh from the time they are manufactured till the time they reach your mouth. And you would be surprised to know that it is Carrageenan which let’s you enjoy the delicious and yummy taste without spoiling the food material in between the time they take to reach you.
Why is Carrageenan safe?
So before you actually start staying away from your favourite things just because of some statement not based on any fact, try to google more about it. If you check how is Carrageenan made, you will find it is naturally extracted by booking red seaweed, which is red moss and is popularly known as ChondrusCrispus. Definitely it does not have any nutritional value but the importance of it in improving the texture if your favourite cottage cheese, think about it that it might not have been the same without this. Infact since medieval ages it is an important component used as gelatin and also for your cold and cough syrups. Think about it?
So if you are planning to pause your favourite items just because you have been told that Carrageenan is unsafe for your health then please have a clearer picture that it is degraded Carrageenan which has been called unsafe, the one which is added to food materials is safe and a good additive to preserve your food for longer period of time.