Sodium Alginate Food Additives

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Sodium Alginate Food Additives

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Sodium Alginate Food Additives

 

As a food additive, sodium alginate is used especially in the production of gel-like foods. For example, bakers’ “Chellies” are often gelled alginate “jam.” Also, the pimento stuffing in prepared cocktail olives is usually injected as a slurry at the same time that the stone is ejected; the slurry is subsequently set by immersing the olive in a solution of a calcium salt, which causes rapid gelation by electrostatic cross-linking.A similar process can be used to make “chunks” of everything from cat food through “reformed” ham or fish to “fruit” pieces for pies. It has the E-number 401.

food grade sodium alginate specifications

Item E401
Appearance Powder
Color White
Taste Neutral
Particle size As customer request
Viscosity (mpa. s) (1% solution) As customer request
Moisture (%) ≤15.0
PH value 6.0-8.0
Ash (%) 18.0-27.0
Water insoluble (%) ≤2.0
As (%) ≤0.0003
Lead (%) ≤0.0005
Content (%) 90.8-106.0
Hg (%) ≤0.0001
Cd (%) ≤0.0001
Total bacteria count (cfu/g) ≤5000
Yeast (cfu/g) ≤500
E.coli Absent in 5g
Salmonella Absent in 10g

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