Carrageenan from CEAMSA, SA

Carrageenan from CEAMSA, SA

Founded in 1967, CEAMSA (Compañía Española de Algas Marinas S.A.) manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of high quality carrageenan and pectin products to the global food industry.

Why Use Carrageenan?

Carrageenan is a natural hydrocolloid with unique functionalities, which is extracted from selected species of red seaweed. There are basically three main types of commercial carrageenan that have been identified. These are known as KAPPA, IOTA and LAMBDA, which are idealized molecules. Hardly any seaweed yields the ideal carrageenan, but rather a range of intermediate structures.

Exploiting these basic types requires a detailed technical understanding of the seaweed sources, the process used for extraction and modification, as well as an extensive knowledge of the functional requirements of the various food applications – skills that have been developed by CEAMSA for more than 45 years.

CEAMSA is constantly developing new and unique carrageenan extracts that enables them to create novel carrageenan products with specific functionalities for each application.


  • Dairy and desserts
  • Meat
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sauces and dressings
  • Confectionery

For more information on CEAMSA and carrageenan, please contact Sophie Malyon on +44 (0) 1279 714 300 or