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

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Carrier - A substance used to dissolve, dilute or disperse a food additive or nutrient without altering its function; typically to improve handling/application.
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Foaming agent - Facilitates the formation of foam in a liquid or solid food
  • Gelling agent - Facilitates the formation of a gel to change food texture
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Propylene glycol alginate (Propylene glycol ester of alginic acid)
European Union
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Propylene glycol alginate
Philippines
Approved Propylene glycol alginate
Austria
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Belgium
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Bulgaria
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Cyprus
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Czech Republic
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Denmark
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Estonia
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Finland
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
France
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Germany
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Greece
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Hungary
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Ireland
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Italy
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Latvia
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Lithuania
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Luxembourg
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Malta
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Netherlands
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Poland
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Portugal
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Romania
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Slovakia
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Slovenia
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Spain
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Sweden
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
United Kingdom
Approved Propane-1,2-diol alginate
Australia
Approved Propylene glycol alginate
New Zealand
Approved Propylene glycol alginate

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Halal - yes

E405 - Propylene glycol alginate: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - Alginates

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E405 - Propylene glycol alginate: Thickener and vegetable gum, derived from petroleum.

DFlock

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E405 - Propylene glycol alginate: Allergic reactions common, avoid in pregnancy - more study required.

Additive Alert

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E405 - Propylene glycol alginate: Thickener and vegetable gum, derived from petroleum. Artificial sweetener base, preservative, used in germicides, paint remover and antifreeze. Allergic reactions but not enough tests done.

MBM Foods

Propane-1,2-diol alginate
1,2-propane-diol ester of alginic acid
hydroxypropyl alginate
propane 1,2-diol alginateA
Alginic acid ester with 1,2-propane diol
Hydroxypropyl alginate
Kkelcoloid
Manucol ester e/rep
1,2-propane diol alginate
Propylene alginate
1,2-propylene glycol alginate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Vegetarian Network Victoria

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9005-37-2

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