Tica-Algin® Alginate is a gel-forming gum extracted from brown seaweed of the species Lessonia nigrescens and L. flavicans. It forms irreversible gels with calcium ions. Grades vary in calcium reactivity and gel strength.


  • Provides gelling for desserts and dairy products
  • Prevents bakery icings from sticking to packaging
  • Improves cooking yield and texture in meat systems
  • Controls syneresis in cheese
  • Forms films for adhesives and coatings
  • Suspends particles

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