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Sodium Alginate Uses

Sodium Alginate Uses

Sodium Alginate is used thickening agent, gelling agent, emulsifier, stabilizer, texture-improver

  • Binder and thickening agent for pet-food, fish feed
  • Thickener for sauces
  • Softening agent for breads
  • Pie fillings and icing
  • Thickening agent for ice cream and yogurt
  • Processed fruits
  • As a binder in processed meats
  • Foam stabilization of beer

Besides the food industry where sodium alginate is used in spherification in modern gastronomy, it has many beneficial uses across a wide variety of industries. Alginates are salts of alginic acid taking the form of sodium, calcium and/or ammonium alginate precipitated from brown seaweed (algae).The global alginates and derivatives market is projected to reach a value of $409.2 million by 2019 growing at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2014 to 2019. The alginates and derivatives market is driven by growing demand for convenience foods, dairy, and meat products in the food & beverage industry. Medicinal properties of alginates, which are used to heal wounds and cure infections and other ailments, are driving the alginates market in most developing regions.


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