It can be hard to say with 100% confidence that the salad dressing you love is clean of fillers and junk. It is a good idea to be informed and it may take you crazy but it will remove the stress of the unknown and also give you the opportunity to make the decision you feel good. Carrageenan has been hot controversy in the nutrition world.
What is carrageenan?
Carrageenan is a food additive that will be labeled organic and natural. You have to put it in dairy products and beverages to keep them from separating. They are widely used in the food industry for their gelling, thickening and also stabilizing properties. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract. This type of seaweed is common in the Atlantic Ocean and continental Europe. You have to boil the seaweed to extract the carrageenan. In that sense, carrageenan is completely natural.