Urban Platter Sodium Alginate, 250g / 8.8oz [Spherification & Stabilization]
Sodium alginate is a natural gelling agent extracted from brown algae.
Sodium alginate has the property of thickening the preparation and increasing the viscosity.
When brought into contact with a calcium solution, it forms a gel. It is used as a stabilizer for ice cream, yoghurt, cream, and cheese. It acts as a thickener and emulsifier for salad, pudding, jam, tomato juice, and canned products.
This gelling occurs through a cold process, as opposed to the formation of agar-agar gels.