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Pet food Carrageenan
Descriptionis the largest application for Semi-Refined Carrageenan, known as seaweed flour.
The meat used in canned pet food is usually waste cuts from the abattoir. It is chopped into chunks or smaller pieces, mixed with water, flavors, carrageenan and locust bean gum, canned and cooked.
carrageenan helps to bind the meat together and, depending on the concentrations used, either provide a thickened gravy around the meat pieces or a flavored jelly, either of which enhances the appearance of the product as it is removed from the can.
Carrageenans have been used as a functional ingredient for pet food for a long time the main advantages being stability improvement and appearance improvement. Lautagel is a widely used product that stabilises pet food and helps maintain constant quality. It is suitable for all types of canned pet food.
Prevents separation of fat
Homogenous moisture distribution in the can
Helps maintain necessary viscosity
Improves richness of the sauce
Easier removal of the product from the can
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