sodium alginate

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al·gin

(al'jin),
A carbohydrate product of a seaweed, Macrocystis pyrifera; used as a gel in pharmaceutical preparations.
Synonym(s): sodium alginate
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sodium alginate

NaC6H7O6, a purified carbohydrate product extracted from certain species of seaweed. It is used as a food additive and as a pharmaceutical aid.
See also: sodium
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Ingredients: Reconstituted milk; double Jersey cream; sugar; emulsifier E471(of vegetable origin); natural vanilla extract; stabiliser E401 (of vegetable origin).
Frankel, MD, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, E401 Doan Hall, 410 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210.
Paul Lannoye pointed out that contrary to the European Parliament's Opinion, the Council's common position maintained extending the authorised use of sodium alginate (E401) to pre-packed raw peeled carrots (whether whole or grated).Sodium alginate is used as a firming agent for pre-packed ready-to-eat grated carrots.
Fifty per cent air; 33 per cent water; skimmed milk; Hydrogenated vegetable fat; sugar; Emulsifier (fatty acid glycerides - E471); Stabilisers (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose - E466); locust bean gum - E410; Tragacanth gum - E412; Carrageenan - E407; Sodium alginate - E401; Synthetic flavouring (vanillin); Sodium citrate - E331.