Even so, it has been combined with collagen and hydroxyapatite in order to create an injectable substitute to be used in bone tissue engineering approaches (Gan and Feng, 2006). carrageenan has an ester sulfate content of about 25 to 30% and a 3,6-AG content of about 28 to 35%. altered this so that kappa and lambda carrageenan referred to idealised specific disaccharides. Lambda-carrageenase (EC 3.2.1.162, endo-beta-1,4-carrageenose 2,6,2'-trisulfate-hydrolase) is an enzyme which breaks down a polysaccharide found in red seaweeds, lambda-carrageenan.This enzyme has only been found in marine bacteria. Carrageenan is an anionic polysaccharide extracted from some members of the class Rhodophyceae (red seaweed). The basic structure of carrageenan is a linear polysaccharide made up of a repeating dissacharide sequence of α-D-galactopyranose linked 1,3 called the A residue and β-D-galactopyranose residues linked through positions 1,4 (B residues). This sulfated polysaccharide contains one sulfur per disaccharide and due to this feature, creates a strong brittle gel. Because of this, it has a flat structure, unlike the iota or kappa Carrageenan. There are several carrageenans, differing in their chemical structure and properties, and therefore in their uses. This study suggests that the highly purified LMW fucoidan (rich in homofucan chains) could be used beneficially in inflammatory pathologies, such as chronic leg ulcer, emphysema, or periodontitis in which uncontrolled ECM degradation occurs (Senni et al., 2006a). Specific targeting, swelling, and bioactive properties of CG can be achieved by grafting hydroxyl groups of CG depending upon the need for drug delivery. Carrageenan is one of the three major groups of phycocolloids, which is used in several applications such as thickening aqueous solutions, forming gels, and water-soluble films and stabilizing products such as ice cream, toothpaste, mayonnaise, etc. The thermoresponsive nature of carrageenans makes them particularly attractive candidates for the formulation of hydrogel nanoparticles (also referred to as nanogels). Strong acids cause hydrolysis and loss of viscosity, and alkalies in strong concentration also tend to reduce viscosity. It is composed of repeating galactose residues (Fig. gave great insights on the conformational and structural properties of κ-carrageenan (Rees, 1972). Lambda carrageenan has both its sugar residues in a 4-C-1 conformation and does not form gels. Among them, γ-carrageenan is the most sulfated form of polysaccharides. Maximum viscosity is observed at a pH range of 5-9. Rees, 1970. Before carrageenan extraction, dried material was washed with tap water to remove sand and salt and then incubated in caustic potash or caustic soda solution at temperature of 80°C in water bath for 3 h. The carrageenan extract was separated with pressure pump. The latter two species yield a nongelling, predominantly lambda- or xi-type carrageenan. It is used as a suspending and emulsifying stablizer, thickener, binder and gelling agent. S. Maiti, L. Kumari, in Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting, 2016. Representative carrageenan structure Carrageenan consists of alternating 3-linked-β-D-galactopyranose and 4-linked-α-D-galactopyranose units. 99 ($24.99/Count) Gives neutral pH, pseudoplastic (shear thinning) solutions. The mechanical properties of these two film types were found to be very different, which suggests that the structure of the film can strongly influence its mechanical properties. you will also see later that the differences in structure also enable quite different processing conditions to be utilised for the different weed types. The structures of fucoidans are heterogeneous and branched. It is also used in meat products where it acts as a water binder. It consists of two types of molecules: the linear and helical amylose and the branched amylopectin. Three main commercial classes of carrageenan: kappa (Figure 5.7), iota, and lambda. E. cottonii contains largely κ carrageenan and μ carrageenan, which may be converted to kappa carrageenan by alkali treatment. The temperature of gelation increases with increasing electrolyte concentration. Furcellaran contains a strong gelling type carrageenan which is very much like kappa carrageenan. For dense powders, acacia alone is not capable of providing suspending action, therefore it is mixed with Tragacanth, starch, and sucrose, which is commonly known as Compound Tragacanth Powder BP. Gelling in carrageenan is caused by helix formation and this can only occur in repeat structures where the B residue is in a 1-C-4 conformation. This gives them the ability to form a variety of different gels at room temperature. Beck GM(1), Neau SH, Holder AJ, Hemenway JN. Present-day sources of carrageenan include C. crispus but go well beyond this species of seaweed.56 Although there is essentially a continuous range of carrageenans according to degree of sulfation,57 the carrageenans are classified as mu, nu, lambda, kappa, iota, theta, and xi forms according to the extent of sulfate substitution and structural considerations.58–67 Lambda carrageen is the form that is soluble in 0.25M KCl, while the kappa and iota forms are insoluble in this salt solution.68,69 Almost half of the sugar units in kappa carrageenan are 3,6-anhydro-d-galactose but lambda carrageenan contains little or none of this sugar.70 Potassium ions induce gelling in mu, nu, kappa, and iota carrageenans, which typically have their 1,3 units either sulfated or unsulfated. Carrageenan is used in dairy and dessert products such as puddings, milk shakes, ice cream and water dessert jellies. Red algae; predominantly aqueous extraction from, Discrepancies in definitions. Locust bean gum is dispersible in either hot or cold water, forming a sol having a pH between 5.4 and 7.0, which may be converted to a gel by the addition of small amounts of sodium borate. Mostly, the chain consists of alternating units of 3-linked-β-D-galactopyranose (G-unit) and 4-linked-α-D-galactopyranose (D-unit) or … C. PICART, in Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications, 2008, Schoeler et al. This method is probably the oldest and most used method for the extraction of carrageenan from seaweed. Consumption of carrageenan and other water-soluble polymers used as food additives and incidence of mammary carcinoma. When heated in milk, 0.2% will form a gel . and D.A. l-C disaggregated the WPC and increased its solubility. Carrageenan is commercially produced in three forms: iota, kappa and lambda. The units are joined by alternating α-1–3 and β-1–4 glycosidic linkages. were marked by some boundary edges clearly and did not show the presence of any surface cracks. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Lambda and kappa combine easily with milk proteins to improve solubility and texture; serve as thickening agent, emulsifier, stabilizer. This allows for increased hydrogen bonding between adjacent polymers, giving the chitin–polymer matrix increased strength. In locust bean gum, the ratio of mannose to galactose is higher than in guar gum, giving it slightly different properties, and allowing the two gums to interact synergistically so that together they make a thicker gel than either one alone. 1976). At this condition, the carrageenan bonds in the Gracilaria sp. Because of this, it has a flat structure, unlike the iota or kappa Carrageenan. Good general-purpose lambda-like carrageenan. Homofucans or fucoidans are primarily composed of l-fucopyranose units with branching or sulfate. The, Skin tissue engineering using functional marine biomaterials, are highly sulfated galactans (from 20% to 40% of sulfate groups). 100% Pure Kappa Carrageenan (e407) for use as a gelling agent in molecular gastronomy. With locust bean gum, increase in gel strength. CHEBI:10583. kappa-carrageenans (1->4)-3,6-anhydro-alpha-D-galactopyranosyl-(1->3)-4-O-sulfonato-beta-D-galactopyranan and D.A. matrix seemed resistant to hydrolysis. The structures described above are idealized implying that different carrageenans are perfect chains made up of identical repetitive units. Pioneering work by Rees et al. The addition of glycerin affects the nanotube network junctions which in turn causes reduction in conductivity. When the E. cottonii or Gracilaria sp. Revision of the structure of a-1,3-galactotriose, and a further example of the reverse specificities of glycoside hydrolysis and acetolysis. Agar is a polymer, obtained from algae, made up of subunits of the sugar galactose. Suspending agent for insoluble particles through extended storage. Locust bean gum is a galactomannan vegetable gum extracted from the seeds of the carob tree. Lambda Carrageenan is a non-gelling, cold soluble, thickener ideal for applications such as syrups, imitation coffee creamers, cold prepared milk powders as well as whipped toppings. The carrageenan from C. crispus, which comprises a mixture of kappa and lambda carrageenan, is useful for applications such as chocolate milk stabilization. Lambda carrageenan is further sulphated and consists of (1,4)-linked galactopyranose 2,6 disulphate and (1,3)-linked galactopyranose which are 70% substituted at the C2 position. Double helix conformations are indicated for ι-carrageenan in the solid state by x-ray fiber diffraction. They are divided into three families according to the position of sulfate groups and the presence or absence of anhygalactose. Lambda has 3 sulfur compounds; Iota, 2; and Kappa, 1. The three major types are kappa, iota, and lambda carrageenan. Lambda carrageenan acts as a thickening agent that does not gel. Lambda carrageenan consists of: β (1 4) D-galactose-2,6-disulphate and α (1 3) D-galactose-2-sulphate It is possible to form a 3,6-anhydro bond, although the reaction is very slow. Chitin is a long-chain polymer of an N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places throughout the natural world. CS and WPC (alone) emulsions (50%), prepared with Ultra-Turrax (UT) and valve homogenizer (HV), were investigated, measuring particle size, microscopy, viscosity and optical stability. As a consequence kappa carrageenan gels are much stronger in the presence of potassium chloride compared to, say, sodium chloride. on cooling the molecules undergo a conformational coil to helix transition and the helices self-associate giving rise to a three-dimensional gel structure. Lambda, xi, and theta carrageenans have both their 1,3 and 1,4 units sulfated at C2 and they viscosify but do not gel. A study demonstrates that the predominant repeating structure of a homogeneous fucoidan fraction from Ascophyllum nodosum was: [→ 3)-α-l-Fuc(2SO3−)-(1 → 4)-α-l-Fuc(2,3diSO3−)-(1] (Chevolot et al., 2001). When the extraction process was carried out at 120°C with 1 MPa of extraction pressure, the yield of water-soluble carrageenan from Gracilaria sp. This fucoidan can interfere on matrix metalloproteinases secretion (MMPs), factors involved in connective tissue degradation; it is able to inhibit gelatinase A (MMP-2) and stromelysin 1 (MMP-3) secretions induced by interleukin-1 beta on dermal fibroblasts in culture. Lambda Carrageenan, a natural colloid derived from a specific type of edible red seaweed from the North Atlantic, has three sulfate groups per disaccharide. Carrageenan can also contain some methoxy and pyruvate groups. To increase the value of them, seaweeds need to be separated into their substances. 1.6 Health and Pharmaceutical applications of Carrageenan..... 12 1.7 Research Goals..... 14 CHAPTER 2. Carrageenan is made from parts of various red algae or seaweeds and is used for medicine. Iota Carrageenan Gelling in carrageenan is caused by helix formation and this can only occur in repeat structures where the B residue is in a 1-C-4 conformation. 5.4.2 Structure Carrageenan is a mixture of linear polymers of sulfated galactans which constitute cell wall material of marine red algae. hal-00478659 REIS, in Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications, 2008. The maximum conductivity of 25.4 ± 1.6 S/cm for KC-SWNT of composition (0.15–0.03% w/v) and 16.4 ± 1.6 S/cm for composition (0.15–0.03% w/v) of KC-MWNT was observed. View information & documentation regarding Carrageenan, including CAS, MSDS & more. Among the different groups of carrageenans, the lambda is the most hydrosoluble. lambda-Carrageenan is a sulfated galactan isolated from some red algae and have been reported to have many kinds of biological activities. Cold-water soluble and cold setting. In κ- and ι-carrageenans, the α-d-galactopyranose residue is present in 3, 6-anhydro form. They informed that before subcritical water treatment, the surface morphology of E. cottonii and Gracilaria sp. Lambda carrageenan is further sulphated and consists of (1,4)-linked galactopyranose-2,6-disulphate and (1,3)-linked galactopyranose which are 70% substituted at the C2 position. Yield of extracted carrageenan at pressure of 1 MPa and various extraction temperatures. C. crispus is largely harvested in the Maritime Provinces of Canada with smaller quantities collected along the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts in the United States. It consists chiefly of potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and ammonium sulfate esters of galactose and 3,6-anhydrogalactose copolymers (Fig. It is more used for its thickeni ng properti es and. 15 Idealized repeating unit structures of some red seaweed polysaccharides. The gelation mechanism is similar to that described for gellan gum above, i.e. Iota carrageenan is obtained from Euchema spinosum. Lambda carrageenan is non-gelling. Very stable under a wide range of temperatures and pH (3–12). A natural hydrocolloid, carrageenan is a natural extract from specific red seaweed species that are processed. A binder, emulsifying agent, and a suspending or viscosity-increasing agent [16]. Marine macroalgae are rich both in minerals and essential trace elements, and feedstocks for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries; hence, they still represent an important and dynamic sources in functional ingredients (Kim and Chojnacka, 2015). Hot and cold water soluble. The biopolymer composite was prepared with combining kappa-carrageenan (KC) with both single walled nanotube (SWNT) and MWCNT. Mention should also be made of a ‘semi-refined carageenan’ from the Philippines which has now gained acceptance after a controversial start. Not a good thickening agent. Lambda-carrageenan is further sulfated and consists of (1,4)-α-galactopyranose 2,6 disulfate and (1,3)-β-linked galactopyranose which is 70% substituted at the C2 position. An enzyme for the metabolic control of polysaccharides conformation and function. Furthermore, this fucoidan increases the rate of association of MMPs with their specific inhibitors named TIMPs. The lambda-carrageenan is no gelling polymer with 35% ester sulfate by weight and no anhygalactose; the iota-carrageenan containing about 32% of ester sulfate and 30% of 3,6 anhydrogalactose, being able to produce elastic gels; and the kappa-carrageenan forms brittle gels, and containing about 20% of ester sulfate and 34% of 3,6 anhydrogalactose (Rowe et al., 2009). Lambda type carrageenan has an ester sulfate content of about 32 to 39% and no content of 3,6-AG (Barbeyron et al. Only about 70% of the β (1 4) 10.1042/BJ20061359. LAMBDA (λ) 3 SULFATE FOR 2 SUGAR UNITS. Figure 5.30. The ratio of kappa- to lambda-carrageenan in nuclear phases of the rhodophycean algae, chondrus crispus and Gigartina stellata - Volume 53 Issue 1 - L. C-M. Chen, J. They are large and highly flexible molecules that form a variety of different gels at room temperature due to the assembly of helical structures (Rees, 1972; Mangione et al., 2003). It is composed of pentasaccharide repeat units, comprising glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid in the molar ratio 2:2:1 [19]. Vitthal S. Kulkarni Ph.D., Charles Shaw Ph.D., in Essential Chemistry for Formulators of Semisolid and Liquid Dosages, 2016. Tragacanth is used as a suspending agent, emulsifier, thickener, and stabilizer. Tragacanth provides thixotrophy to a solution (forms pseudoplastic solutions). Sulfate groups generally exist in the 4 position of β-d-galactopyranose residue and in 2- and 6-positions of α-d-galactopyranose residue. Studies on the effects on mucoadhesion of drugs to oropharyngeal area display that polymers had the greatest propensity for adhesion, and can be used in formulations for oral and buccal drug delivery (Rowe et al., 2009). Near logarithmic increase in viscosity with increasing concentration. S. Colliec-Jouault, in Functional Marine Biomaterials, 2015. Locust bean gum significantly improves gel strength and texture and prevents syneresis when used in combination with carrageenans. Carrageenans are a family of linear, water soluble, sulfated, anionic polysaccharides extracted from marine red algae. Iota, kappa and lambda are copolymers which differ in their chemical structure, properties and therefore in their applications in food. It is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Lambda carrageenan has both its sugar residues in a 4-C-1 conformation and does not form gels. However, the chemical agents were still needed during process. Carrageenans are separated in three main categories, all differentiated by the amount of sulfur compounds in the molecule. The other cations of iota and kappa are soluble only in hot water, and all cations of lambda in cold water. Lambda carrageenan does not gel. According to their molecular weight, their chemical composition (mainly fucose and sulfate content) and their concentration, fucoidans can present contradictory effects. Biochemical Journal, Port-land Press, 2007, 404 (1), pp.105-114. by Carrageenan Extracted from «Structure, ... as λ (lambda), κ (kappa), ι (iota), υ (nu), μ (mu) and θ (theta) based on the difference in their content of 3,6-anhydro-D-galactose and the number and position of sulfate groups within the disaccharide repeat structure. This anionic polysaccharide biopolymer has galactose, 3,6-anhydrogalactose units, carboxy and hydroxy groups, and ester sulfates as structural composition. Marcel Carrageenan uses the Eucheuma cottonii for the production of kappa carrageenan and the Eucheuma spinosum for the iota carrageenan. 7.9). λ-Carrageenan plant mucopolysaccharide; CAS Number: 9064-57-7; EC Number: 232-953-5; find Sigma-Aldrich-22049 MSDS, related peer-reviewed papers, technical documents, similar products & more at Sigma-Aldrich. R.Y. lambda-Carrageenan is a sulfated galactan isolated from some red algae and have been reported to have many kinds of biological activities. No matter you are the manufacturer, supplier, exporter, importer, or the distributor, wholesaler, retailer, we could help you find the perfect hydrocolloid gums or food stabilizers for your application. Chemical structure: Natural Grade carrageenan consists of linear-sulfated polysaccharide of D-galactose and 3,6-anhydro D-galactose obtained from Eucheuma cottonii and E. spinosum farmed in the shallow lagoons of the Philippine islands. After treatment by subcritical water, the physical structures disruption occurred and clearly observed on the surface morphology of E. cottonii and Gracilaria sp. Other monovalent cations such as Rb, Cs, and NH4+ also promote the formation of κ-carrageenan gels. Reg. residues. Thickening and/or gelling agent. Carrageenan is located in the cell wall and intercellular matrix of the seaweed plant tissue. Native carrageenan reported to have average molecular weight of 1.5 × 10. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. This review explicates the chemical structure and properties of Carrageenan. Accordingly, bioactive compounds including carrageenan, which found in seaweeds might be extracted when the subcritical water was applied. OLIVEIRA, R.L. Starch is insoluble in cold water or alcohol. Food-grade carrageenan has been used in cooking for hundreds of years as a thickening, stabilizing and gelling agent. All are soluble in hot water, but in cold water only the lambda form (and the sodium salts of the other two) is soluble. It is also used in meat products where it acts as a water binder. Siti Machmudah, ... Motonobu Goto, in Water Extraction of Bioactive Compounds, 2017. Based on the number of sulfated groups carrageenan can be classified into three types: kappa-carrageenan having one group, iota-carrageenan having two groups, and. Lambda Carrageenan, a natural colloid derived from a specific type of edible red seaweed from the North Atlantic, has three sulfate groups per disaccharide. Starch becomes soluble in water when heated. Unlike locust bean gum, it is not self-gelling [15]. Besides, all carrageenan solutions are pseudoplastics with various degrees of yield value, and decrease of viscosity with the increase of temperature (Roge et al., 2011). Fucoidans are arbitrarily divided into three main families: homofucans, xylofucoglycuronans, and glycuronofucoglycans. (A) Dispersion of κ-carrageenan–carbon nanotubes and κ-carrageenan alone, (B) films of respective dispersions by evaporative casting method [27]. In water, it is nonionic and hydrocolloidal. Reg. There are three types of Carrageenan, which differ in their degree of sulfation. ... lambda is the least salt sensitive (lambda is … Fig. Setting: Once dispersed, the carrageenan solution needs to be heated to about 79°C / 175°F to be completely hydrated and as it cools down below 45°C /113°F, it starts to gel. All of them are soluble in hot water, but in cold water, only the lambda form (and the sodium salts of the other two) are soluble. were clearly different from that of the original them due to some substances melted and resolidified. Characteristics of Carrageenan. Figure 5.29. A homogeneous LMW derivative obtained from a high molecular weight (HMW) fucoidan extracted from A. nodosum was able in vitro to stimulate dermal fibroblast proliferation and accelerate collagen processing by cultured fibroblasts (Senni et al., 1998, 1999). Based on the number of sulfated groups carrageenan can be classified into three types: kappa-carrageenan having one group, iota-carrageenan having two groups, and lambda-carrageenan with three groups (Fig. (C), 1968:1301-4 Lawson, C.J. Carrageenan is commonly used to induce chronic inflammatory arthritis in various animal models (Hansra et al., 2000; Aloe et al., 1992; Erel et al., 2004). It is a viscous, odorless, tasteless, water-soluble mixture of polysaccharides. Kappa-carrageenan or κ-carrageenan, is composed of alternating α-(1-3)-D-galactose-4-sulfate and β-(1-4)-3,6-anhydro-D-galactose; iota-carrageenan, or τ-carrageenan, differs from this by the presence of an additional sulphate group at C2 of the 1,4 linked galactose unit, while lambda-carrageenan, or λ-carrageenan, presents a third sulfate group at C6 of the 1,4 linked galactose unit. The structures described above are idealized implying that different carrageenans are perfect chains made up of identical repetitive units. Carrageenans are used as rheology modifiers and stabilizers in emulsions, lotions, and pigment dispersions, and as a binder in toothpaste. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters, and shrimps) and insects, the radulas of mollusks, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods, including squid and octopuses. They form gels with different features: κ-carrageenan gives rise to strong, rigid gels; τ-carrageenan forms soft gels, and λ-carrageenan forms gels when mixed with proteins rather than water (Mangione et al., 2003). Different linkages are described: α-(1 → 2) or α-(1 → 3) or α-(1 → 4) and consequently different positions of sulfate groups. Kappa Carrageenan has one sulfate group per disaccharide, Iota Carrageenan has two sulfates and Lambda-carrageenan has three. Next, carrageenan is extracted from this crude carrageenan. They have similar d–galactose backbones, but they vary in degree of sulfation, extent of branching, solubility, cation binding, and ability to generate gels under different conditions. no 359185 (Republic of Ireland). Heat and freeze/thaw stable. lambda-Carrageenan from Chondrus ocellatus, an important economic alga in China and many other parts of the world, was degraded by microwave, and obtained five products that have different molecular weight: 650, 240, 140, 15, 9.3 kDa. Author information: (1)Quintiles, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Table 3.2. A natural hydrocolloid, carrageenan is a natural extract from specific red seaweed species that are farmed and processed. V. Subramanian, D. Varade, in Biopolymer Composites in Electronics, 2017, Carrageenan, derived from different sources of marine red algae known as Rhodophyta, is linear, water soluble, and sulfonated galactans. Different types of carrageenans can be distinguished based on their primary structure. Guar gum is more soluble than locust bean gum and is a better stabilizer, as it has more galactose branch points. Figure 3.13. Not to be confused with iota carrageenan. This anionic polysaccharide biopolymer has galactose, 3,6-anhydrogalactose units, carboxy and hydroxy groups, and ester sulfates as structural composition. Ordered substitution of sulfate hemi-ester groups on the polysaccharide backbone confers distinct solubility properties and the ability to interact specifically with certain metal ions. The carrageenans are all soluble in water but whereas lambda forms viscous solutions, kappa and iota form thermoreversible gels. Lambda carrageenan does not gel. When heated in milk, 0.2% will form a gel . dation of lambda-carrageenan by Pseudoalteromonas carrageenovora lambda-carrageenase: a new family of glycoside hydrolases unrelated to kappa- and iota-carrageenases. Lambda carrageenan is a cold soluble, typically non-gelling carrageenan that improves mouthfeel in dairy beverages. 34 … S-100: An economical iota carrageenan which provides a very elastic, freeze-thaw … J.Chem.Soc. The solubility depends of form and the type of carrageenan, that is, the sodium form of all three types is soluble in both cold and hot water. Revision of the structure of a-1,3-galactotriose, and a further example of the reverse specificities of glycoside hydrolysis and acetolysis. showed that fucoidan modulates the effect of TGF-beta in in vitro models of dermal wound repair. Low molecular weight (LMW) derivatives obtained from lambda-carrageenan share some biological properties described for GAG such as anticoagulant, antiviral, and antitumoral and can be considered like GAG mimetics (Colliec-Jouault et al., 2012). 9064-57-7 - lambda-Carrageenan - Similar structures search, synonyms, formulas, resource links, and other chemical information. Carrageenans are divided into three groups with regard to differences of solubility and also the content and the position of sulfate groups on the galactose unit: iota, kappa, and lambda. Pectin is used as a gelling agent, thickening agent (Figure 5.12). Reproduced with permission from Elsevier Ltd. A relative increase in fibroblast cell number was observed with one preparation, whereas the other preparation exhibited antiproliferative effects on dermal fibroblasts. After drying process, the dried seaweed is grinded in a pulverizer to transform into powder. The carrageenans are extracted from seaweed. This highly sulfated (30%) LMW fucoidan is mainly composed of fucose (40%) with a low content of uronic acid (< 10%); it is a LMW fucoidan composed mainly of homofucan chains. 43 interest, polysaccharides of carrageenan are iota-, kappa-, and lambda-carrageenan (van de Velde and De Ruiter, 44 2002; FAO, 2007; U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2010). Carrageenans are marine polysaccharides obtained by extraction from Chondrus crispus and Gigartina stellata resources. Lambda is readily soluble in cold or hot aqueous solution; Kappa is soluble in hot solution; treatment of aqueous solution with potassium ion precipitates κ-carrageenan. It is now an accepted regulatory ingredient for food use under the name ‘Processed Eucheuma Seaweed’. Lambda carrageenan: 3 sulfate units for two galactose molecules It should be noted that carrageenan macromolecules are not homogeneous chains made up of the same repetitive units, but they are heterogeneous, either due to differing molecular structures within the chains or due to differing chains within the seaweed. The repeating molecular structure of kappa-carrageenan is shown in 45 Figure 1. It is used as a suspending and emulsifying stablizer, thickener, and binder. They are anionic linear polymers composed of 1,3α-1,4β-galactans having one (κ-), two (ι-) or three (λ-) sulfates per disaccharide unit. Rees, 1970. J.T. (Bixler, 1996; Tseng, 2001; Necas and Bartosikova, 2013). 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