Always read ingredient lists carefully. Carrageenan may be present in the final product but not listed on the ingredients label when it is used as a “processing aid,” for example in cream. We recommend contacting the company directly if you would like to confirm whether carrageenan is in the final product. Read more on processing aids here, and view USDA safe and suitable ingredients here.

Note: The law does not require ingredients to be listed on alcoholic beverages, and carrageenan is commonly used to clarify beer.

Learn more about carrageenan.

If you suffered from gastrointestinal symptoms that improved or disappeared after cutting carrageenan from your diet, fill out a questionnaire to help us and medical researchers better understand the effects of carrageenan on public health.

If you find organic products containing carrageenan that are not yet listed, please email [email protected]. If possible include pictures of the front and ingredients panels with your email. A partial list of conventional products containing carrageenan follows the tables of organic products.

You can contact companies in the left column using the links provided.
Please note that all brands listed with an asterisk (*) supply products both with and without carrageenan.

Organic Dairy

Buttermilk with Carrageenan Buttermilk without Carrageenan
(Organic buttermilk producers that used to add carrageenan have reformulated their products to be carrageenan-free)
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Hawthorne Valley
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Natural By Nature
  • Organic Valley
Chocolate Milk With Carrageenan Chocolate Milk without Carrageenan
  • Castle Rock Organic Farms
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Cow Wow Cereal Milk
  • Crystal Ball Farms
  • Equal Exchange Hot Chocolate (powdered)
  • Greenwise (Publix)
  • Horizon
  • Organic Valley
  • Strafford Organic Creamery
  • Thomas Organic Creamery
  • Trickling Springs Creamery
Cottage Cheese with Carrageenan Cottage Cheese without Carrageenan
  • Good Culture
  • Horizon
  • Kalona Supernatural (regular and lowfat)
  • Nancy’s
  • Organic Meadow
  • Organic Valley (regular and lowfat)
Cream with Carrageenan Cream without Carrageenan
  • Olympic (cream cheese)
  • Trader Joe’s (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully)
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Greenwise – Publix
  • HEB’s Central Market Whipping Cream (Watch ingredients. Some reports indicate there may still be carrageenan)
  • Horizon
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Natural By Nature
  • O Organics – Safeway
  • Organic Meadow
  • Organic Valley (Watch ingredients. Some reports indicate there may be carrageenan in UHT whipping cream)
  • Stonyfield
  • Straus Family Creamery
  • Trickling Springs Creamery
Eggnog with Carrageenan Eggnog without Carrageenan
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Horizon
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Organic Valley
  • Straus Family Creamery
Ice Cream with Carrageenan Ice Cream without Carrageenan
  • Alden’s
  • Castle Rock Organic Farms
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Crystal Ball Farms
  • Green and Black’s Organic
  • Julie’s
  • Mapleton’s Organic
  • Publix (Publix conventional ice cream does contain carrageenan)
  • Strafford Organic Creamery
  • Straus Family Creamery
  • Three Twins
Kefir with Carrageenan Kefir without Carrageenan
No organic kefir found with carrageenan – carrageenan is sometimes used in conventional kefir
  • Butterworks Farm
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Fresh Made
  • Helios
  • Lifeway
  • Nancy’s
  • Organic Pastures
  • Organic Valley (pourable yogurt)
Sour Cream with Carrageenan Sour Cream without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Horizon
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Organic Meadow
  • Organic Valley (regular and lowfat)
  • Nancy’s
  • Straus Family Creamery
  • Wallaby Organic
Yogurt with Carrageenan Yogurt without Carrageenan
  • Trader Joe’s (Squishers™ and all but European-style plain whole milk, Greek-style yogurt, and vanilla organic yogurt cups in 6-pack)* Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Yami Organic
  • 365 Everyday (Whole Foods)
  • Butterworks
  • Clover Farms
  • Crystal Balls Farm
  • Green Mountain Creamery
  • Greenwise – Publix
  • Hails Family Farm
  • Harris Teeter
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm
  • Helios
  • Horizon
  • Kalona Supernatural
  • Latta
  • Maple Hill Creamery
  • Nancy’s (note: Some of Nancy’s “All Natural” lowfat flavored yogurts do contain carrageenan)
  • O Organics
  • Olympus
  • Pavel’s
  • Redwood Hill Farms
  • Saint Benoit
  • Seven Stars
  • Simple Truth
  • Smari
  • Stonyfield
  • Straus Family Creamery
  • Thomas Organic Creamery
  • Trader Joe’s European-style plain whole milk, Greek-style yogurt, and vanilla organic yogurt cups* (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.)
  • Traders Point Creamery
  • Trickling Springs Creamery
  • Trimona
  • Wallaby Organic
  • Wegman’s
  • White Mountain

Organic Dairy Alternative

Almond Beverage with Carrageenan Almond Beverage without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Beber
  • Cadia
  • Central Market / HEB
  • New Barn
  • O Organics – Safeway
  • OMilk NYC
  • Silk
  • Trader Joe’s (refrigerated)* Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Wegman’s
Cheese Alternative with Carrageenan Cheese Alternative without Carrageenan
No organic cheese alternatives found with carrageenan – carrageenan is often used in conventional cheese alternatives
  • Dr-Cow
  • Heidi Ho
  • Miyoko’s Creamery
  • Vegan Gourmet – Follow Your Heart (made with organic ingredients)
Chocolate Soy Beverage with Carrageenan Chocolate Soy Beverage without Carrageenan
  • Eden Foods Cocoa EdenSoy
  • Organic Valley
  • Tofu Shop
Coconut Beverage with Carrageenan Coconut Beverage without Carrageenan
  • Trader Joe’s (original, vanilla and light) Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Native Forest (canned “milk” or cream)
  • So Delicious (all organic culinary “milk,” latte, and coconut beverages)
Coconut Water with Carrageenan Coconut Water without Carrageenan
(Organic coconut water producers that used to add carrageenan have reformulated their products to be carrageenan-free)
  • Coco Libre coconut water
  • Harmless Harvest Organic 100% Raw
  • Lakewood (juice)
  • Yoga Earth Purity (coconut water powder)
Coffee Creamer with Carrageenan Coffee Creamer without Carrageenan
  • Organic Valley
Frozen Dessert (non-dairy) with Carrageenan Frozen Dessert (non-dairy) without Carrageenan
  • So Delicious (coconut frozen desserts made with organic ingredients: all No Sugar Added products)*
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Cream
  • Julie’s
  • Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss
  • Nadamoo
  • Natural Choice Fruit Bars
  • Organic Nectars
  • Sambazon
  • So Delicious (all frozen desserts and bars except those listed to the left)*
Hemp Beverage with Carrageenan Hemp Beverage without Carrageenan
No organic hemp beverages found with carrageenan.
  • Hemp Bliss
Oat Beverage with Carrageenan Oat Beveragewithout Carrageenan
No organic oat beverages found with carrageenan.
  • Pacific Foods (organic original, organic vanilla)
Rice Beverage with Carrageenan Rice Beverage without Carrageenan
  • Rice Dream – shelf-stable (organic enriched unsweetened, Sprouted Rice Dream unsweetened)*
  • B.R.A.T. (all flavors)
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Natur-a
  • Nature’s Promise (Giant)
  • Rice Dream – shelf-stable (organic classic original, organic enriched original)*
  • Trader Joe’s (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.)
Soy Beverage with Carrageenan Soy Beverage without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods* (all but Vanilla and Original Light)
  • EdenSoy – Eden Foods
  • Full Circle
  • Natur-a
  • Nature’s Place – Hannaford (vanilla contains carrageenan)
  • O Organics – Safeway
  • Organic Valley
  • Pacific Foods (Non-organic line contains carrageenan)
  • Silk
  • So Nice
  • Soy Dream (classic original and classic vanilla)*
  • Sunrise Soya (Non-organic line contains carrageenan)
  • Tofu Shop
  • Trader Joe’s Unsweetened in aseptic package (refrigerated does contain carrageenan)* Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • True Goodness – Meijer
  • Twin Oaks
  • Westsoy (original, unsweetened)*
“Yogurt” (Non-Dairy) with Carrageenan “Yogurt” (Non-Dairy) without Carrageenan
(Organic non-dairy “yogurt” producers that used to add carrageenan have reformulated their products to be carrageenan-free)
  • Nancy’s (soy yogurt)
  • O’Soy (Stonyfield Organic soy yogurt)
  • So Delicious (coconut beverage yogurt)
  • Trader Joe’s (soy yogurt) Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.
  • Whole Soy & Co. (soy yogurt)
  • Yoso (soy yogurt)

Organic Nutritional Drinks & Supplements

Nutritional Drinks and Supplements  with Carrageenan Nutritional Drinks and Supplements without Carrageenan

Vegetarian softgels are often made with carrageenan.
Contact manufacturers directly to learn whether your softgel supplement contains carrageenan.

  • Aloe Farms Aloe Vera Juice and Gel
  • Amazing Grass Kidz Superfood
  • Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera
  • B.R.A.T
  • Garden of Life
  • Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice*
  • NOW Aloe Vera Gel
  • Orgain
  • PediaSmart
  • Sambazon
  • Svelte organic protein shakes

Organic Deli Meat

Deli Meat with Carrageenan Deli Meat without Carrageenan
  • Applegate (Roasted Chicken, Herb Turkey Breast, Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Turkey Breast)*
  • Dietz & Watson (Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast)
  • Applegate (Roast Beef, Black Forest Ham, Slow Cooked Ham)*
  • Organic Prairie

Organic Dips

Dips with Carrageenan Dips without Carrageenan
(Organic dip producers that used to add carrageenan have reformulated their products to be carrageenan-free)
  • Marzetti’s Organic Ranch Veggie Dip
  • Simply Organic Dip Mixes

Organic Juice

Juice with Carrageenan Juice without Carrageenan
(Organic juice producers that used to add carrageenan have reformulated their products to be carrageenan-free)
  • Apple and Eve
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Honest Kids
  • Knudsen’s
  • Lakewood
  • Organic Valley
  • Publix
  • Santa Cruz
  • Uncle Matt’s

Organic Prepared Foods

Desserts/Snacks with Carrageenan Desserts/Snacks without Carrageenan
  • There are many without carrageenan. Please watch the ingredients labels.
Pizza with Carrageenan Pizza without Carrageenan
  • 365 Whole Foods
  • Amy’s (70% organic)
  • Annie’s Organic Frozen Pizza
  • Nature’s Promise
  • Publix
  • Rising Moon Organics (70% organic)
  • Trader Joe’s (Ingredients vary in Trader Joe’s products. Please read ingredients labels carefully.)
Prepared Foods with Carrageenan Prepared Foods without Carrageenan
  • There are many prepared meals without carrageenan. Please watch the ingredients labels.

AVOID: Conventional/“Natural” Foods with Carrageenan

Below is a partial list of conventional products containing carrageenan. This list is not comprehensive, but provides examples of categories of foods where you may not expect to find carrageenan, like nutrition bars (Balance Bars), chocolate bars (Enjoy Life), and chicken strips (Butterball and Hormel).

Always check ingredients lists carefully when purchasing foods – some of the brands listed below carry products with and without carrageenan (for example, Kraft Philadelphia fat free cream cheese contains carrageenan, whereas Kraft Philadelphia regular cream cheese is carrageenan-free).

Chocolate/Candy Bars

  • Enjoy Life ChocoBoom™ Ricemilk and Ricemilk Crunch
  • PayDay Bar

Chocolate Milk/Powder

  • Borden (also eggnog and other flavors)
  • Carnation Breakfast Essentials
  • Garelick TruMoo™
  • Hood Simply Smart
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Nestle Nesquik
  • Ovaltine
  • Promised Land (also eggnog and other flavors)
  • Stop ‘n Shop

Coffee Beverages

  • Caribou (iced coffee in the can)
  • Coconut Cafe
  • International Delight
  • Starbucks drinks with soy beverage

Coffee Creamer and Half and Half

  • Dairygold
  • Fresh Market half & half
  • Friendly Farms
  • Great Value (Walmart) half & half – please read the label, some may be on the market without carrageenan
  • Hood Fat Free coffee creamer
  • International Delight coffee creamer
  • King Island Coconut Milk coffee creamer
  • McDonald’s coffee creamer
  • Meadowgold
  • Nestle Coffeemate, liquid (Only “Natural Bliss” full fat  flavors are carrageenan-free)
  • So Nice non-dairy coffee creamer

Dairy (cottage cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, yogurt, etc.)

  • Activia (yogurt)
  • Big Y Foods (part skim ricotta cheese)
  • Brown Cow (some yogurts)
  • Byblos yogurt
  • Byrne Dairy (ultra-pasteurized half & half)
  • Cabot (whipped cream, nonfat yogurt, cottage cheese)
  • Carnation (evaporated milk and Breakfast Essentials)
  • Dannon (Oikos yogurt)
  • Darigold
  • Dean’s (cottage cheese)
  • Dragone (ricotta cheese)
  • FarmFriend by Trickling Springs Creamery (chocolate milk)
  • Fit & Active (yogurt)
  • Friendship (non-fat cottage cheese)
  • Frijj milkshakes
  • Garelick Farms (cream, eggnog, whipped topping)
  • Great Value (Walmart)
  • Happy Farms (Aldi Foods)
  • Kemps (sour cream and cottage cheese)
  • Kraft (cottage cheeses and Philadelphia fat free cream cheese)
  • Kroger (CARBmaster nonfat milk, Deluxe ice cream)
  • LACTAID (Calcium enriched milk, chocolate milk, eggnog)
  • Land O’ Lakes (aerosol whipped cream, sour cream and cottage cheese)
  • Lucerne (heavy whipping cream)
  • Mid-America Farms
  • Nancy’s “All Natural” (some flavors of lowfat yogurt)
  • Nestle (Carnation evaporated milk)
  • Oakhurst (heavy cream)
  • Oberweis (chocolate milk)
  • Old Home Foods (sour cream, fat-free cottage cheese)
  • Pathmark (skim supreme)
  • President’s Choice (ice cream)
  • Promised Land (whipping cream)
  • Reddi-Wip
  • Roundy’s (heavy whipping cream, cottage cheese, evaporated milk, more)
  • Shamrock Farms (cottage cheese and skim plus)
  • Sinton’s (whipping cream)
  • Starbucks (yogurt, whipped cream)
  • Trader Joe’s
    • coffee creamer
    • cottage cheese
    • many frozen dairy desserts
    • shelf-stable whipping cream
    • sour cream
  • Twin Brook Creamery (chocolate milk and eggnog)
  • Westby (sour cream, yogurt, etc.)
  • Yogurtland

Dairy Alternatives
Also see organic dairy alternatives in table at top of page for alternative beverages

  • 8th Continent soy beverage
  • Almond Dream
    • almond beverage: original, unsweetened, vanilla, and unsweetened vanilla
    • frozen dessert
  • Alpina Avena oatmeal smoothie
  • Archer Farms soy beverage – Target
  • Bolthouse Farms soynog
  • Blue Monkey coconut beverage
  • Chai Nog (Oregon Chai) soynog
  • Coconut Dream coconut beverages
  • Earth’s Own Almond Fresh almond beverage
  • Engine 2 Plant-Strong almond beverage
  • Flax USA flax beverage
  • Friendly Farms almond beverage (Aldi)
  • Great Value almond beverage (Walmart)
  • Greenway unsweetened almond beverage
  • Nature’s Place almond beverage (unsweetened original and unsweetened vanilla)
  • Nature’s Promise almond beverage
  • Pacific Foods
    • hazelnut beverage
    • hemp beverage: unsweetened original, unsweetened vanilla and chocolate
    • rice beverage
    • soy beverage: all natural Select original and vanilla, all natural ultra original and vanilla
  • Rice Dream
    • frozen desserts
    • horchata
    • lattes
    • rice nog
  • Ryza rice beverage
  • Sainsbury’s Vegan Cheese
  • Simple Truth Coconut beverage – Kroger
  • Simpli Oat Shakes (chocolate and coffee flavors only)
  • Simply Balanced almond beverage (Target)
  • So Delicious (almond beverage plus protein)
  • So Nice soy beverage (all flavors except natural)
  • Sol (Sunrich Naturals) sunflower beverage
  • Soy Dream
    • frozen dessert
    • soy beverage: enriched vanilla and enriched original
  • Soy Slender (Westsoy) soy beverage and chocolate soy beverage
  • Starbucks (soy beverage and coconut beverage may contain carrageenan, varies by store)
  • Sunflower Dream sunflower beverage
  • Sunsational sunflower beverage
  • Trader Joe’s
    • coconut beverage
    • Soy Creamy frozen dessert
    • many other frozen desserts
  • Tofutti (all products)
  • Zico coconut beverage (chocolate flavored)

Dairy-Free Cheese, Dips and Spreads

  • Butte Island Food
  • Dean’s
  • Go Veggie Foods
  • Lisanatti Foods Rice Cheeze Snack Sticks
  • Marzetti’s Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips (all flavors)
  • Marzetti’s Veggie Dips (all flavors)
  • Shullsburg Creamery
  • Soy Kaas
  • Trader Joe’s


  • Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
  • Fresh & Easy Pudding
  • General Mills Fruit Gushers
  • Kozy Shack
  • Kraft Minute Tapioca
  • Little Debbie oatmeal snack cakes
  • Open Nature fruit and vegetable juice bars (Safeway)
  • Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered caramels
  • Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt
  • Yoplait Frozen Greek Yogurt

Dressings (Salad)

  • Bolthouse Farms Yogurt

Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

  • 365 (Whole Foods) Frozen Fruit Bars
  • Ben and Jerry’s
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Blue Bunny
  • Breyer’s
  • Chapman’s
  • Ciao Bella Gelato
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Dairy Queen
  • Double Rainbow Sorbet
  • Edy’s
  • Friendly’s
  • Hood
  • Kemp’s
  • Lopez Island Creamery
  • Perry’s
  • Publix
  • Purple Door Ice Cream
  • Sassy Cow Creamery
  • Schwan’s
  • Snickers Ice Cream Bars
  • Turkey Hill (Premium flavors only)

Infant Formula

Currently all ready-to-drink (liquid) infant formula, except Gerber Good Start, contains carrageenan. Avoid carrageenan in infant formula by buying organic powdered formula.


  • Aidells (lunchmeat)
  • Aldi (Fit & Active turkey breast and ham, Lunch Mate smoked ham)
  • Butterball (chicken breast strips)
  • Columbus Naturals (oven roasted turkey)
  • Hormel (Natural Choice deli meats)
  • Kroger (raw chicken)
  • Oscar Meyer (Deli-Fresh)
  • Vita (Herring in Real Sour Cream)

Nutrition Bars

  • Balance Bars

Nutritional Drinks, Supplements and Teas
Please note that gel caps often contain carrageenan

  • Atkins ready to drink shake
  • Blue Bonnet Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate Plus Vitamin D3 (listed as “sea vegetable extract”)
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS and Perfectly Protein
  • Carnation Breakfast Essentials
  • Country Life gel caps
  • dōTERRA gel caps
  • Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics
  • EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder
  • Ensure
  • Herbalife Formula 1
  • Nestle Boost
  • Nordic Naturals gel caps
  • Odwalla protein drinks
  • Ovega-3 (in capsules)
  • PediaSure
  • Premier Protein Shake
  • Pure Protein Shake
  • Six Star Pro Nutrition Instant Protein Smoothie
  • Slim Fast
  • Solgar calcium-magnesium citrate liquid
  • Udo’s veggie caps
  • Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant
  • Young Living Oils gel caps
  • ZICO Coconut Water (chocolate)

Prepared Foods

  • Birds Eye Voila! Chicken Florentine
  • Buitoni Mushroom Agnolotti
  • Butterball Frozen Fully Cooked Turkey
  • Campbell’s (100% Natural Creamy Gouda Bisque, Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup)
  • Dempster’s tortillas
  • Field Roast (Roasts, Classic Meatloaf, Loaves, Deli Slices, Burgers)
  • Gardenburger Malibu Burger
  • Gerber Graduates kids’ meals (ravioli)
  • Healthy Choice
  • Marie Callender’s pot pies
  • Rosetto Ravioli
  • Sophie’s Kitchen (most of the seafood alternatives)
  • Starbucks (egg bites)
  • Stouffer’s (meat loaf and fried chicken frozen dinners)
  • Trader Joe’s (chicken and cheese tamales)
  • Udi’s (Millet Chia Bread, Omega Flax & Fiber Bread)
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones
  • Yves Veggie Cuisine
  • many grocery store rotisserie chickens (this is not a brand, but a note to check product ingredients)


last updated on 4/5/2019

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