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Sodium Alginate 8 Oz
Sodium Alginate is a natural product created by extracts from a particular seaweed growing in frigid cold water regions, the North Atlantic Seas for example.
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Sodium Alginate is a thickener, and can be used to create durable resilient gels. It forms a gel without the need for heat.
Sodium Alginate is an easy to use cold and hot water soluble, easily blended with strong agitation.
Other useful benefits in many applications, is that sodium alginate creates foam, and has no discernible flavor or odor, so the sodium alginate is easy to work with and use with fragrances and flavors.
New uses for sodium alginate are being created all the time. Many crafters, hobbyists, small business people, to giants in the industry are using sodium alginate in new fun personal products like bath bombs, bath fizzies, adding a new "twist" to the the products. Since sodium alginate creates gels, or jelly- like feel in water, for fun they have livened up their product lines. Many report that they think the gel created also has benefits like adding moisture to the skin and an extra good after feel to products as well.
Another unique way that sodium alginate is used in foods and beverages is by using a method called "direct spherification" and combining a small percentage of calcium or calcium salts like calcium lactate or a simple calcium chloride liquid with sodium alginate. When combined with calcium chloride liquid and the sodium alginate form small spheres or "balls that can be filled with certain flavored liquids. The calcium chloride liquid can be created by combining food grade calcium chloride with distilled or deionized water . The calcium chloride liquid or calcium lactate is used at a very small percentage to the sodium alginate. This is a just a very general outline of the method. You can find more specific recipes and guides on the internet.
Sodium Alginate is often used in the food industry to increase thickness / viscosity and is used as an effective emulsifier. Also effective creating spheres with a liquid gel center and a gel membrane. You can create "jelly Like " substances easily - or create a product that when it hits the water will create a "jelly" like gel. . There are many possibilities.
Sodium Alginate also finds many other important uses: In the dyeing industry for dyeing fabrics and textiles, as a "printing paste." It is reported that printing paste made of sodium alginate has good stability, and it can produce thin coatings in printing processes helps yield.
Our Sodium Alginate is top quality, high active, 90.8% Minimum powder.
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