Under its Algogel and Satialgine brands, Algaia provides high quality eco-friendly alginates extracted from the fresh seaweed of the Mer d’Iroise. Alginate is a naturally-occurring polysaccharide produced from brown algae. It demonstrates versatile texturizing properties as a powerful thickening agent, gelling agent, emulsifier, stabilizer or moisture retainer for a wide range of applications.
It is applied in many food categories such as ice cream, snacks, dressings, puddings, creams, processed cheese and powdered products. It has also a unique property to create non thermo-reversible gels useful for vegetable or meat chunks, casings and stuffings. As consumers tend to reduce animal-based food, alginates also help maintain a pleasant mouthfeel and retain moisture in many vegan or plant-based alternatives.
Algaia is a fast-growing biomarine ingredients company offering sustainably produced seaweed extracts for food, cosmetics, dietary supplements medical devices and plant health in more than 50 countries. The company also provides analytical services and contributes to over 15 innovation projects in algal biomass.