Sodium alginate comes from brown seaweed. Soluble in water and is obtained by dissolving a high viscosity liquid. It is very sticky. It forms irreversible gels in reaction with calcium salts with acids. This gum has the properties of a firming, bonding and forming gel and is a type of emulsion in the manufacture of gelatin compounds. An antibacterial and anti-oxidant.
Applications and Uses
In the industry and food, this material is used in the manufacture of gels in a variety of sauces, desserts and puddings. As food wrappers, some processed foods are used in the food industry. When sodium alginate is added to the color of the paint, it increases the thickness of the product and causes the product to resist.