Statement on Use of Carrageenan
Carrageenan has become an essential ingredient in wide variety of foods and beverages that Americans consume on a daily basis and is used to add mouthfeel and texture. Kate Farms products contain minimal amounts of carrageenan, less than 1/3 of a gram in a 325 mL container.
Carrageenan is a seaweed extract. Seaweeds grow in saltwater without the need for fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The predominant seaweed types grow naturally on tropical reefs in the Philippines and Indonesia. Not all carrageenans are alike. The material Kate Farms uses Natural Grade (semi-refined), a minimally-processed type of carrageenan. Our source is non-GMO, allergen-free and free of artificial ingredients.
Millions of Americans enjoy a wide array of food and beverage products that contain carrageenan on a daily basis without issue. Kate Farms is constantly evaluating its products to make sure the consumer experience is enjoyable and more importantly, safe. Many of Kate Farms’ core consumers purchase our products because of a medical condition and we have not received any complaints relative to the use of carrageenan.