sodium alginate

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sodium alginate

[′sōd·ē·əm ′al·jə‚nāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H7O6Na Colorless or light yellow filaments, granules, or powder which forms a viscous colloid in water; used in food thickeners and stabilizers, in medicine and textile printing, and for paper coating and water-base paint. Also known as algin; alginic acid sodium salt; sodium polymannuronate.
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E401 Sodium alginate Made from alginic acid and used for its stabilising effects as well as its ability to suspend, thicken and emulsify.
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The European Parliament adopted the Council of Ministers' amendment of Directive 95/2/EC in its entirety, but added an amendment rejecting the use of sodium alginate (E401) for pre-packed peeled and/or cut unprocessed carrots.