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  • PGA
  • Alias : Propylene glycol alginate
  • Classification :  Algae Hydrocolloids
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  • what is  PGA
  • Propylene glycol alginate (PGA) is an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener. Chemically, propylene glycol alginate is an ester of alginic acid, which is derived from kelp. PGA is commonly used in beverages including alcohol to provide a creamy taste. It i
  • Introduction of colloid :

  • As propylene glycol alginate is an important stabilizer, it thickens liquid and stabilizes it in the same time. For example, PGA can stabilize the foam in beer, fruit juices and foamy dairy products. As an emulsifier, E405 is able to keep food fresher because it acts as a food preservative. Another application of E405 propylene glycol alginate is that it can slow down the process of certain foods changing color or consistency over a period of time.

    Normally, you can find propylene glycol alginate in most types of gel-like foods, including jellies and jams, ice cream, yogurt, salad dressing, etc. Certain condiments and chewing gums also contain PGA. In some cosmetic products, PGA can be found in the ingredients list.

    Applications & Uses

    Propylene glycol alginate (PGA) is an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener used in food products.

    Dairy & Milk Additives, Beverage Additives

    Storage & Handling Precautions


    Propylene glycol alginate should be kept at room temperature in dry, cool, and shaded place with original packaging. Moisture should be avoided.

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