Processed eucheuma seaweed is a hyrdocolloid derived from carrageenan or the seaweed from which carrageenan itself is derived. Processed eucheuma seaweed typically has a higher fiber content than carrageenan. It is used as a thickener, gelling agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer.

Health considerations

See: Carrageenan.

Keep in mind

See: Carrageenan.

May be found in

Dairy, dairy-based drinks and desserts, processed cheese, cheese, cheese analogues, confectionery, salad dressings, sauces, batters, water-based flavoured drinks, dietetic foods, salads (e.g. potato salad), mayonnaise and related spreads, soups


CODEX Alimentarius

Alternative Spellings and Names

PES, Eucheuma seaweed, processed, E407a

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