A gelatinous substance derived from red algae.
Applications: Used in hot flat icings at 0.2%. For doughnut glazes, higher levels, typically .5% to 1.0% are used to prevent crystallization of sugar, reducing the tendency of the glaze to chip, crack, or weep. Used in jelly candies, marshmallow from 0.3% to 1.8% to give desired structural effects. Stabilizes meringue mixtures.
Directions: Typical dosage: 0.2-1.0%