Agar Agar 3720X


    A dried hydrophilic, colloidal polygalactoside extracted from gracilaria converfoides (L.) and other related red algae

    AppearanceWhite to yellowish white, nearly odourless powder
    Applicationsstabilizer, thickener, emulsifier
    E numberE406


    Insoluble MatterMax 1.0 %
    SolubilityInsoluble in cold water, soluble in boiling water
    Particle size80 mesh (177 microns)
    Min 5 times
    AshAsh on DM: Max 1.5%
    Acid insoluble ash on DM: Max 0.5%
    pH6.0 to 8.0
    Heavy metals
    (as Pb)
    Max 20 mg/kg
    CadmiumMax 1 mg/kg
    ArsenicMax 3 mg/kg
    Loss on dryingMax 12.0 %
    LeadMax 2 mg/kg
    Congealing Point35 to 41
    Gel Strength
    (1.5%, 15h)
    Min 900 g/cm 2
    StarchNot detectable
    MercuryMax 1 mg/kg
    StorageStore under dark, cool, dry conditions
    Packaging25kg net cartons
    Shelf life4 Years when stored under approved conditions


    Total plate countMax 10000 cfu/g
    Absent in 25g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent in 1g

    This product should always be stored under hygienic conditions, in sealed containers and in a cool dry place

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Tue 3 August 2010 (39)

    Product also known as : E406

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