What is Alginate?
Alginate is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from brown seaweed. It is one of the most versatile hydrocolloids. As it is able to provide viscosity, gelling and film-forming properties under a variety of different conditions. Thanks to its versatility, you can apply alginates in a wide range of food and beverage products. For example, in bakery fruit fillings, it gives you a smooth, easy-to-handle and pumpable texture while still ensuring it shape and bake-stable. Apart from that, it also serves as a gelling agent in reconstituted vegan products, meat and fish.