Info

Commercially produced ice cream, salad dressing, beer, jelly beans, latex paint, penicillin suspensions, paper, textiles, toothpaste, ceramics, and floor polish today all share a common ingredient, algin, produced by the giant kelps and other brown algae. It is now used in so many products that one might wonder how the world used to get along without it (Table 18.2).

Algin has the unique capacity to regulate water "behavior" in a wide variety of products. It can, for example, control the development of ice crystals in frozen foods, regulate the penetration of water into a porous surface, and generally stabilize any kind of suspension, such as an ordinary milkshake or other thick fluid containing water. It is produced by several kinds of seaweeds, but a major source is the giant kelp found in the cooler ocean waters of the world, usually just offshore where there are strong currents (see Fig. 18.16).

Chapter 18

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Dealing With Asthma Naturally

Dealing With Asthma Naturally

Do You Suffer From ASTHMA Chronic asthma is a paralyzing, suffocating and socially isolating condition that can cause anxiety that can trigger even more attacks. Before you know it you are caught in a vicious cycle Put an end to the dependence on inhalers, buying expensive prescription drugs and avoidance of allergenic situations and animals. Get control of your life again and Deal With Asthma Naturally

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment