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What is carrageenan?

By: Karina Estelle

Carrageenan is an extract from red seaweed found in the North Atlantic coastal regions. Freshpet uses small amounts of undegraded carrageenan as a thickener or gelling agent to help improve the form and texture of our food. Carrageenan has been found safe for use in both human and pet foods by the FDA, USDA, and is deemed natural by the National Organic Standards Board.