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Carrageenan (E407)

Also Known As : Carrageenan (INS 407), Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agent (E-407), Gelling Agent (E407), Gelling Agent (INS 407)


Usage Tips

  1. Carrageenan (E407)) is used as thickener, preservative and emulsifier in foods and beverages.
  2. It is added to jams, salad dressings, meat and dairy products.

Common names and forms

  1. Carrageenan (INS 407)
  2. Emulsifier and Stabilizer (407)
  3. Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agent (E-407)
  4. Gelling Agent (E407)
  5. Gelling Agent (INS 407)
  6. Gelling Agents 407
  7. Permitted Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agents (INS 407)
  8. Permitted Stabilizer (E 407)
  9. Permitted Stabilizer 407
  10. Stabiliser (E407)
  11. Stabilizer (407)
  12. Stabilizer (E 407)
  13. Stabilizer (E-407a)
  14. Stabilizer (INS 407)
  15. Stabilizing Agents (INS 407)
  16. Thickener 407
  17. Vegetable Gum 407


Carrageenan (E407) is a natural polysaccharide extracted from red or purple seaweed. It is considered as an emulsifying agent and thickening agent in foods.

Health benefits

  • Carrageenan (E407) acts as an antioxidant and protect cells from damage.(1)
  • It helps to relieve gastric discomfort.(1)
  • It also supports digestive health and regulates bowel movements.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for the expiry date on its packaging.


Consumption of Carrageenan (E407) in high concentrations can cause flatulence and bloating.(2)

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