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Many softgels for pills are apparently made from carrageenan. Is it possible to process these softgels back into "pure" carrageenan? Or, rather, is it possible to use these softgels in food that require carrageenan?

(Assume that the softgels contain water instead of some medicinal liquid).

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closed as off-topic by sourd'oh, SAJ14SAJ, Mien, KatieK, Jolenealaska Nov 29 '13 at 15:55

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Are you wanting to know an answer to this question specifically, or do you just want to know where to get carrageenan? –  ElendilTheTall Nov 26 '13 at 8:09
I want to know an answer to this question specifically. I am aware that I can actually get carrageenan elsewhere. –  Soyuz Nov 26 '13 at 8:55
It may be possible, but I doubt it's advisable to use anything that's been in contact with pharmaceuticals in food... –  ElendilTheTall Nov 26 '13 at 9:12
How is this a cooking or culinary question? –  SAJ14SAJ Nov 26 '13 at 13:40
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not directly food or cooking related. –  sourd'oh Nov 26 '13 at 16:21