Is carrageenan bad for you?
There is no official statement from the FDA on carrageenan. However, many people have bad reactions to it when it is consumed. It is extracted from red seaweed. Living-Deliberately.com states that it is not natural due to powerful alkali solvents being used to extract it from the seaweed. Still not sure about it? Consider this – carrageenan is used to de-ice frozen airplanes sitting on tarmacs during winter storms.