Cargill has recently unveiled a new label-friendly WavePure seaweed powder for food manufacturers to achieve a rich eating experience. Produced from native seaweed and obtained without chemical modification, Cargill is the first to make large, commercial-scale quantities of this familiar and versatile ingredient available to its European customers.
In addition to its consumer-friendly designation, Cargill’s seaweed powder is produced without chemicals, a processing approach that keeps all the natural seaweed components intact.
The company’s first offering in the line, the WavePure ADG series, is sourced from Gracilaria red seaweed, which is considered a traditional food ingredient in the European Union. As a result, there are various options for labeling with a reference to the seaweed source.
From a formulation perspective, the ADG series is well-suited for dairy desserts, serving as a recognizable alternative to less familiar ingredients. With WavePure ADG, smooth and creamy textures bring an optimal organoleptic experience, while also offering excellent gelling and thickening properties.
The ADG series debut ingredient, WavePure ADG 8250, is a proven solution for dairy desserts and the company expects to extend the range to other applications. In addition, Cargill is exploring opportunities to provide customers with a full line of seaweed powder solutions that tap into the rich diversity of other seaweed species.