Fun with seaweed extract

Sodium Alginate is derived from seaweed and is used as a gelling agent in foods like pie fillings, jellies and even green olive stuffing’s. I think it’s just fun to play with. When you add the alginate to a calcium chloride salt solution it turns into a jet nearly instantly. You can make tiny spheres (or caviar) if you drip it, or if you squirt a solid stream it will turn gel into a “wormy” tube filled with a liquid interior.[jwplayer file=”/content/video/Imag It/Imag it 06 – 20101009 – Sodium alginate.mp4″ image=”/content/video/Imag It/Imag it 06 – 20101009 – Sodium alginate.jpg”]

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