Uses For Sodium Alginate

Here is a great example of how a food additive can be used to create a presentation not normally attainable without them…

Here’s a puree of gazpachio flavors.  The left is without the sodium alginate.  The right is with.

Sodium alginate is a gum, extracted from the cell walls of brown algae.  It binds the water that would normally bleed all over the plate.

Now the avocado puree can really stand out and the presentation is tight and clean.

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