CARRAGEENAN: EXTRACTION AND ITS APPLICATION
S. D. Dhone*, P. S. Mahire and Dr. R. O. Sonawane
Carrageenan is a naturally originated carbohydrate (polysaccharide) derived from edible red seaweeds. The name Carrageenan derives from the seaweed species Chondrus crispus known as Carrageen Moss or Irish Moss. In addition to these functions, carrageenans are used in pharmaceutical formulations, experimental medicines, cosmetics, food and dairy industries.
Keywords: Carageenan, biological activity, toxicity, applications.
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