Used as a suspending and emulsifying stabilizer, thickener, binder and gelling agent.
It forms a stable gel for freeze/thaw purposes. Usually used in water applications where a weak cohesive and elastic gel is required. Iota forms soft, elastic gel with calcium salts.
Iota Carrageenan thickens at 0.02%-1% concentrations and gels from 1%-1.5%..