E403; Ammonium Alginate(in 2 products)
1. Binder / Stabilizer - Retains the physical characteristics of food/cosmetics and ensure the mixture remains in an even state.
2. Emulsifier - Allows water and oils to remain mixed together to form an emulsion.
3. Gelling Agent / Thickener - Increases the viscosity by thickening the liquid to give it more texture
Ammonium alginate is ammonium salt of alginic acid), a natural polysaccharide, produced by different seaweeds. It is used in jam, jellies and marmalades and other similar fruit spreads including low-calorie products, an ingredient in antacid preparations.
It is approved to use as food additive (E403) in EU.
1. EU Approved Food Additive