Sodium alginate (E401)
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Sodium alginate (E401)

  • E401
  • Heat resistant, fat soluble, water binding properties
  • Gelling agent
  • Coating agent

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Typical applications: Sodium alginate (E401)

typical applications for Sodium alginate (E401)  Powder

Typical applications

Sodium alginate is probably better known under th E-number "E401" and can be found on the ingredient lists of many foods. 

Sodium alginate is the sodium salt of alginic acid. Alginic acid is a naturally present, edible polysaccharide found in various brown algae.

With the addition of calcium ions, sodium alginate forms a gel which is stable to cooking, freezing and baking. As a coating agent, sodium alginate lends stability to foods. This means they retain their shape even after freezing and thawing. Additionally, sauces and dessert become creamier as fat and water mix more easily after the addition of sodium alginate. 

Besides its popularity in the food industry, sodium alginate also finds use in the production of animal foods, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals.

This product is available in the following froms: Sodium Alginate powder

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