Sodium Alginate is extracted from brown seaweed. It is used in the food industry for stabilizing ice cream, cream, yoghurt and cheese and as a thickening agent.
It is a hydration agent for noodles, bread, cool and frozen products. In the presence of calcium and acid mediums, it forms resilient gels. It is a cold gelling agent that needs no heat to gel. It is most commonly used with calcium lactate or calcium chloride in the spherification process.
For spherification use 0.5 to 1% of sodium alginate by weight of liquid. To disperse, either add it whilst vigorously stirring the liquid, or mix with another dry ingredient (such as sugar) before adding to the liquid. Because the alginate powder starts gelling in the presence of calcium, do not try to blend into a high calcium liquid, e.g. milk. And always use a low-calcium bottled water.
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