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Semi-Refined Kappa-Carrageenan

  Kappa-carrageenan is also known aspotassium-sensitive carrageenan. It forms strong and brittle gels in the presence of potassium ions. The semi-refined kappa-carrageenan is widely used as binding agent and clarifier in food industry for manufacturing of meat products, condiments, pet foods and for wort clarifying etc.
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Specifications      
Item/Type KB 120E   KB 200E
Item/Type   Light yellow powder  
Particle Size (Mesh) 95% pass 120 mesh   95% pass 200 mesh
Sulphate   15 - 40  
Viscosity(mPa.s)   ≥ 5  
Moisture(%)   ≤ 12  
Total Ash(%)   15 - 40  
Acid-insoluble Ash(%)   ≤ 1.0  
Insolubles in Acid(%)   ≤ 5.0  
pH   8 - 11  
Gel strength(g/cm2),1.5%+0.2%KCI   ≥ 5000  
Arsenic (As)(ppm)   ≤ 3.0  
Lead (Pb)(ppm)   ≤ 5.0  
Cadmium (Cd)(ppm)   ≤ 2.0  
Mercury (Hg)(ppm)   ≤ 1.0  
Total Plate Count(CPU/g)   ≤ 5000  
Yeasts & Moulds(CFU/g)   ≤ 300  
Escherichia Coli (cfu/g)   < 10  
Escherichia Coli (mpn/g)   < 3.0  
Salmonella Spp./25g   Negative  
       
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