Sodium Alginate NA103

    DESCRIPTION

    Sodium Alginate is a natural high-molecular polysaccharide polymer which is originally derived from brown algae. It is a multi-functional polymer which is originally derived from brown algae. It is a multi-functional natural food gum either in powder or granular form and can be widely used in food applications as thickening, stabilising, suspending and gelling agent.

    AppearanceWhite/yellowish powder

    SPECIFICATIONS

    MoistureMax 15 %
    TransparenceMin 80
    Particle size
    (through 80 mesh)
    98 %
    Water
    (Insoluble Matters)
    Max 2.0 %
    Calcium (Ca)
    (content)
    Max 0.3
    pH6.0 to 8.0
    Heavy metalsMax 20 mg/kg
    CadmiumMax 1 mg/kg
    Sulphated ash30 to 37
    Arsenic
    (as As)
    Max 3 mg/kg
    Lead
    (as Pb)
    Max 5 mg/kg
    Viscosity300 to 500mPA.s
    MercuryMax 1 mg/kg

    MICROBIOLOGICAL

    Total plate countMax 5000 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 300 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 300 cfu/g
    SalmonellaNegative in 10g
    Escherichia ColiNegative in 5g


    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 Mon 27 September 2010 (148)

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