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Alginic Acid

Alternate Names

Alginate, Algin, Sodium Alginate, Pacific Kelp

Description

Substance obtained from brown seaweed that is used to stabilize foam (such as canned whipped cream) and as a thickener. It helps to keep a creamy and smooth texture in ice cream and popsicles.

Alginic Acid - Quick Stats
Names

Alginate, Algin, Sodium Alginate, Pacific Kelp

Allergy Information

Uses

Thickener, Stabilizer, Emulsifier

E-Number

E400

Additional Information

Quickly absorbs water and is therefore also used in dehydrated products. May have the ability to lower cholesterol and create a feeling of fullness. It is used in weight loss products.



Found In

ice cream, baked goods, beverages, dressings, cheese, jellies, weight loss/diet products, soups

Possible Health Effects

Consuming large amounts may inhibit absorption of certain nutrients.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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