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Sodium Alginate Powder 200g - MFID

Sodium Alginate (Algin) is an extract of seaweed and is used as a thickener, a gelling agent, and emulsifier in the food industry. Sodium alginate performs two functions one it thickens a solution to increase the viscosity and two it binds tightly to calcium to form a gel. This binding is used by chefs the world over to make fake caviar or spheres. These spheres can be small tight drops or quite large blobs with liquid centres.

$33.00

Sodium Alginate (Algin) is an extract of seaweed and is used as a thickener, a gelling agent (partially non-thermoreversible) and emulsifier in the food industry. The useful properties of brown seaweeds were known to the ancient Chinese and the Romans, who used them for medical cosmetic purposes. Production of alginates on an industrial scale began in the United States in the 1930s. Originally, alginates were produced for the manufacture of canned food used at sea.

The man who took this technique from the food technologists and made it mainstream was Catalan chef Ferran Adria, of the elBulli restaurant. It was Ferran who named this process spherification. There are a number of calcium powders that can be used for this spherification process. The popular ones are Calcium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Gluconolactate and Calcium Carbonate.

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