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Specialist Food Ingredients

Alginate

Alginate is a gel-forming gum extracted from brown seaweed of the species Lessonia nigrescens and L. flavicans.  It forms irreversible gels with calcium ions.  Grades vary in calcium reactivity and gel strength.

Alginates have many beneficial uses across a wide range of industries.

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Function

Provides gelling for desserts and dairy products
Prevents bakery icings from sticking to packaging
Improves cooking yield and texture in meat systems
Controls syneresis in cheese
Forms films for adhesives, coatings, and cosmetic lotions
Suspends particles

Application

Bakery
Dairy
Fruit Preparation
Meat
Various Foods
Pet Food
Pharma
Technical
Dental

Available in 25kg bags

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