Gelification Kappa

A gelling agent extracted from a type of red algae (mainly from Chondrus and Eucheuma genera). It is a carrageenan, a name originating from Carragheen, Ireland, where these algae have been used for more than 600 years. In the mid 20th century, this “Irish moss” started to be produced industrially as a gelling agent. Kappa produces a gel with a firm, brittle texture.

  • Presented in a refined powder.
  • Mix while cold and bring to a boil.
  • Its rapid gelification allows us to cover an ingredient.
  • Once gelled, it can withstand temperatures of up to about 60 °C.
  • In acidic mediums, it loses part of its gelling capacity.
texturas gelificación kappa
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