Sodium Alginate


    E numberE401


    (Typical when shipped)
    Max 12 %
    AshMax 5 %
    (at 1% solution)
    6.0 - 8.0 in 1% solution, Distilled Water 25
    Heavy metalsTypical: Arsenic -less than Typical 2ppm
    Lead - less than Typical 4ppm
    Total : - less than Typical 20ppm
    (at 1% solution)
    350 - 550 cps Brookfield Viscometer
    Mesh SizeThrough 250 Micron (60 mesh) 98%
    FatMax 1 %
    ProteinMax 2 %
    StorageStore away from excessive heat and moisture. Ideally at maximum internal temperatures of between 4 and 15
    Packaging25kg Polyethylene lined paper sack - Tare weight 290 g
    Shelf lifeUnopened in original packaging the product will maintain its properties for 1 year.


    Total plate countLess than Typical 5000 cfu/g
    YeastsLess than Typical 500 cfu/g
    MouldsLess than Typical 500 cfu/g
    SalmonellaNegative in 5 g
    Escherichia ColiNegative in 5 g

    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 Wed 25 August 2010 (99)

    Product also known as : E401

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