Known and Used in the Times of Napoleon Bonaparte
Carrageenan is a substance obtained from red sea algae in cold and warm waters. The Irish were the first to use it in food production around 1800. It has been a local curiosity for a long time. Only the Second World War and the cut-off of Europe and the USA from the supply of agar - the most popular hydrocolloid produced by Japan at that time - resulted in a rapid increase in the popularity of carrageenan.
18 August 2023 Lauta
Grow your food business with Lauta Carrageenans
Interview with Roger Huang, Managing Director Lauta - Carrageenans are product of natural origin and have been as an ingredient frequently used in the food industry around the world for many years. Despite this, many consumers still consider them a controversial food ingredient. - Carrageenans are obtained from seaweeds belonging to the class Rhodophyceae. These seaweeds are grown naturally in many regions of the world, in waters of warm and cold seas.
27 January 2023 New soutions
Believe in the impossible and then DO IT
Interview with Mr Jacek Bednarek & Mr Grzegorz Bednarek - company founders of Food Ingredients Group The companies that make up the Food Ingredients Group are family-owned companies composed of 100% Polish capital. Over the 21 years of its existence, FIG has grown into a major player in the food industry on the international market.
14 December 2022 News
The Power of Carrageenan
Carrageenan is used in multiple branches of food industry, for instance dairy products (butter, cream, ice-cream, yoghurt), meat products (pâté, cold cuts, sausages), bakery products, fruit products (jam, jelly, marmalade) and pet food. The reason for this is because of their gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties. They could be also used as a vegetarian and vegan substitute for gelatin in some products.
21 September 2021 Market trends
Facts you don't know about carrageenans
Did you know that carrageenans have been used in food for over 2000 years!? The first mention of the usage of seaweed as food was observed in China 600 years BC. Nevertheless, the first usage was described by the Irish, who used seaweed to produce milk puddings, while in the far east seaweeds were consumed as a salad or jelly.
17 September 2021 New soutions
Can fiber be of interest to young consumers?
Consumers more and more consider fiber to be an important component of the diet and an important factor in the proper functioning of the body. Awareness is growing... but only among mature and older consumers.
10 August 2022 Market trends
Non-alcoholic but fun
In 2021, the spirit and variety known so far from the group of colourful drinks enter the segment of flavoured beers. There are many debuting and non-obvious flavours. As young people begin to treat low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beers as a natural and healthier substitute for sweet fizzy drinks, the choice of flavours becomes wider
7 September 2021 Market trends
In recent years, there has been a large increase in interest in healthy food. More and more people pay attention to the diet and ingredients of food products offered in stores. This had a very beneficial effect on society, mainly increasing consumer awareness. At store shelves, you can meet an increasing number of supporters of healthy eating, reading into product labels. More and more people consciously choose organic products and free from all types of "conditioners" - no stabilizers, no artificial dyes, no flavours, so you can say "chemical-free".
23 September 2021 News