Sodium Alginate powder is essential for molecular gastronomy spherification technique. Food grade Sodium Alginate is a natural product extracted from brown seaweed that grows in cold water regions. It is soluble in cold and hot water with strong agitation and can thicken and bind. In presence of calcium, Sodium Alginate forms a gel without the need of heat. Sodium Alginate is used in the food industry to increase viscosity and as an emulsifier. It is also used in indigestion tablets. Sodium Alginate has no discernable flavor. 500g professional size
sodium alginate (E401)
Spherification and reverse spherification of non-acidic liquids when used with a calcium substrate. 5g per litre in an aqueous medium with the help of a hand-held electric blender.