There are a number of different food products that contain carrageenan in it. Carrageenan has been a very popular ingredient for a very long time and food production units all over the world use carrageenan with a view to thicken their food products and add volume to it. It is used in a number of food products including baby food and if there were any problems with Carrageenan the FDA would never approve it to be used in any products especially baby products in particular. Since the FDA has approved the use of Carrageenan, it proves that there are no side effects for this thickening agent because a lot of people started to use Carrageenan based products and since it was one of the main ingredients in most food products people blamed Carrageenan for falling ill.
However what a lot of people did not realize is that the food processing companies or manufacturing units that used Carrageenan in the food products started to combine it with chemicals and preservatives in order to lower the cost of the manufacturing. These chemicals reacted with Carrageenan and caused a lot of problems in the human body. When used as an ingredient alone carrageenan is extremely healthy for the human body and it can improve the digestive system.
However when it is combined with chemicals it reacts badly and it causes problems in the body. Instead of avoiding Carrageenan you need to be become more careful about what ingredients you are consuming and read the kind of ingredients that are on the label of the product if you plan on buying. This will help you to avoid all kind of health problems.