Cottonii and Eucheuma denticulatum
There is a big demand for Cottonii red algae the world market. In Zanzibar another type of seaweed, Eucheuma, is also cultivated. The red algae contain Agar and Carrageenan which are used in medicines, toothpaste, sausages and body lotions.In EU countries, Carrageenan, is known as food additive E407, and it used as an emulsifying and gelling agent. Good for both gummy bears and cosmetic creams!