Pure Sodium Alginate Powder- Food Grade Sodium Alginate for Thickening and Spherification, 4 OZ Bag
  • Pure Sodium Alginate Powder- Food Grade Sodium Alginate for Thickening and Spherification, 4 OZ Bag
  • Pure Sodium Alginate Powder- Food Grade Sodium Alginate for Thickening and Spherification, 4 OZ Bag
  • Pure Sodium Alginate Powder- Food Grade Sodium Alginate for Thickening and Spherification, 4 OZ Bag

Pure Sodium Alginate Powder- Food Grade Sodium Alginate for Thickening and Spherification, 4 OZ Bag

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Alginates are a refined product from brown seaweed. Most frequently, it comes from the leathery, tan giant kelp. The refining process leaves alginic acid, and the sodium salts removed from this alginic acid is Sodium Alginate. Sodium alginate has some incredible properties, and it is used in a variety of applications, including reactive dye printing, paper and textile manufacture, and even as a slimming aid. These are due to its ability to absorb water quickly and efficiently, and also the ability to blend even at lower temperatures. Many thickening agents require high heat to absorb water, while Sodium Alginate can absorb and thicken even at room temperature. Because of the variety of uses, there are a variety of types of Sodium Alginate. 

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Alginates are a refined product from brown seaweed. Most frequently, it comes from the leathery, tan giant kelp. The refining process leaves alginic acid, and the sodium salts removed from this alginic acid is Sodium Alginate. Sodium alginate has some incredible properties, and it is used in a variety of applications, including reactive dye printing, paper and textile manufacture, and even as a slimming aid. These are due to its ability to absorb water quickly and efficiently, and also the ability to blend even at lower temperatures. Many thickening agents require high heat to absorb water, while Sodium Alginate can absorb and thicken even at room temperature. Because of the variety of uses, there are a variety of types of Sodium Alginate. Industrial sodium alginate has a lower purity, and is used in some of the manufacturing processes, or when used as an additive in medicine. This food grade sodium alginate is pure sodium alginate, sifted and packaged for reuse in your modern pantry, This means it is safe to use for thickening of jellies, jams, syrups, or vegan gelatins. It can also be used, with calcium chloride or calcium lactate, in the spherification process or the reverse spherification process. Direct spherification works by adding sodium alginate directly to a flavorful liquified food or regular liquid. This liquid is then added, drop by drop, to a setting bath with calcium. These drops will quickly form a ‘skin’ and be turned into caviar-like spheres. This method was perfected by Ferran Adria at el Bulli, where us turned melon flavor into exciting caviar spheres that would burst in the person that ate them’s mouth. In reverse spherification the flavorful liquid is mixed with calcium salts, and then dropped into a bath that includes sodium alginate. This method allows for much larger spheres. The calcium infused liquid will turn itself nearly into a perfect sphere when put into the sodium alginate bath, and the sodium alginate will react with the calcium