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Carrageenan MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Carrageenan
Tree Number(s)
D09.698.152
Unique ID
D002351
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002351
Scope Note
A water-soluble extractive mixture of sulfated polysaccharides from RED ALGAE. Chief sources are the Irish moss CHONDRUS CRISPUS (Carrageen), and Gigartina stellata. It is used as a stabilizer, for suspending COCOA in chocolate manufacture, and to clarify BEVERAGES.
Entry Term(s)
Carrageenin
iota-Carrageenan
kappa-Carrageenan
lambda-Carrageenan
Registry Number
9000-07-1
CAS Type 1 Name
Carrageenan
See Also
Chondrus
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66(64)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Carrageenan Preferred
kappa-Carrageenan Narrower
iota-Carrageenan Narrower
lambda-Carrageenan Narrower
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