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Sodium Alginate or Algin
Algin is principally extracted from the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Its derivatives have wide application in the food industry. Some of these include gelling, water-holding, emulsifying and stabilisation. Sodium alginate, the sodium salt of alginic acid
What does Sodium Alginate do?
Sodium alginate binds tightly to such substances as calcium. Sodium alginate may be considered a soluble fiber. And, similar to other soluble fibers like pectin and psyllium, sodium alginate may have hypocholesterolemic and glycemic-regulatory activities.