Hydrocolloids are compounds with specific properties that make them useful for thickening, gelling, water binding, emulsion stabilization, and other applications. Examples include: agar, alginate, carrageenan, cellulose, gelatin, guar gum, pectin, and xanthan gum.

Health considerations

Individual hydrocolloids have unique properties and health effects.


Water Structure and Science

Alternative Spellings and Names

Hydrocolloid polymers, Gums

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