name two hydrocolloids obtained from algae

Dear student,
Hydrocolloids are the carbohydrates obtained from different species of algae.
Algin is a hydrocolloid which has good water holding capacity derived from brown algae (Phaeophyceae).
Agar is jelly like substance used in dairy toppings and other instant food products, derived from red algae (Rhodophyceae)

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