- Product Brand: Texturas - Country of Origin: Spain
- Product is shelf-stable and will ship via FedEx Ground service
- Availability: Usually ships within 1 business day
A gelling agent extracted from a type of red algae, Kappa is a carrageenan, a name originating from Carragheen, Ireland, where these algae have been used for more than 600 years. In the mid 20th century, this "Irish moss" started to be produced industrially as a gelling agent. Kappa produces a gel with a firm, brittle texture. Presented in a refined powder, mix Kappa while cold and bring to a boil. Its rapid gelification allows us to cover an ingredient. Once gelled, Kappa can withstand temperatures of up to about 60 °C. In acidic mediums, Kappa loses part of its gelling capacity.