Food Grade Sodium Alginate
Properties: pale yellowish powder, odorless and tasteless, can dissolve in water, but insoluble in alcohol and other organic solvent. This product is a natural polysaccharide compound extracted from kelp. Its viscosity is in l% solution 10-20 cps(Brook field viscometer).. The chemical compound sodium alginate is the sodium salt of alginic acid. Its form as a gum, when extracted from the cell walls of brown algae, is used by the food industry to increase viscosity and as an emulsifier. It is also used in indigestion tablets and the preparation of dental impressions. Food Grade Sodium Alginate has no discernible flavor.
Water holding properties: frozen foods, pastry fillings, bakery icings, dry mixes, fruit preparations
Stabilizing purposes: dressings, toppings, sauces, gravies, soups, milk shakes
Gel-forming properties: puddings, mousses, pie and pastry fillings, dessert gels, restructured foods.
Some typical applications of Alginate:
- Food Industry, as thickening, gelling and stabilizing agent. Bakery jelly, Ice cream, Bulking agent, Dessert gels, Milk puddings, Syrups, toppings, purees, Frozen fruit, Dietetic foods, Dry mixes, Icings Thickening.
- Pharmaceutical Industry, for disintegration, sustained release and antacid formation tablet.