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Is sodium-alginate vegan?

Sodium-alginate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is sodium-alginate?

Sodium alginate is a natural ingredient derived from brown seaweed. It is a white, odorless powder with a smooth texture that dissolves easily in water. Due to its unique properties, it is commonly used in the food industry as a thickener, gelling agent, and emulsifier. When combined with calcium ions, it can form a gel-like substance that is commonly used in molecular gastronomy to create unique textures and presentations. Sodium alginate is a safe and versatile ingredient that is also used in a variety of other industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and textile manufacturing.

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