Carrageenans are linear sulfated polysaccharides extracted from specific red seaweed (algae). Used as a suspending and emulsifying stabilizer, thickener, binder and gelling agent.
Kappa Carrageenan forms a stiff and brittle gel with calcium salt, and very firm and elastic gels with potassium salt.
Kappa Carrageenan gels are slightly turbid (cloudy). Kappa tends to be clear when used w/ a sugar or syrup base.
Kappa forms a gel with as little as .5% dosage in water, and as little as .2% w/ milk, or other calcium target rich environment.