Sodium Alginate is a extract of seaweed.
It forms a gel in the presence of calcium ions. Sodium Alginate is a gelling agent that dilutes when cold with strong agitation.
It can be used to create soft or firm gels, ambient, heat-resistant gels and can also be used to produce foams.
Sodium Alginate is also commonly used as a thickener, emulsifier and texture improver.