E401 Sodium alginate

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Sodium alginate



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Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents..
Sodium salt of alginic acid Sodium Alginate (E401) is extracted from brown seaweed. It is used as a stabiliser for ice cream, yogurt, cream, and cheese. It acts as a thickener and emulsifier for salad, pudding, jam, tomato juice, and canned products.

It is a hydration agent for noodles, bread, cool and frozen products. In the presence of calcium and acid mediums, it forms resilient gels. It is a cold gelling agent that needs no heat to gel. It is most commonly used with calcium lactate or calcium chloride in the spherification process.

Used in NiQuitin CQ lozenges.

No known adverse effects, however large quantities may inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.