The algin is a kind of carbohydrate that can be obtain from the brown seaweeds. It can also be extracted from a bacterial strain. It is added to reduce the cholesterol levels in the food.
The following food items are made contains algin.
Marshmallows: The algin act as a colloidal aerating agent that is it is a material which gives elasticity and flexibility to the marshmallows.
Ice cream: Algin is used to make ice-cream as it prevents the crystallization of ice in ice-cream. It is also used as a thickning agent giving a volume to the ice cream.
Paint: In paint the algin is used as an additive, it keeps the pigments dissolved in the suspensions.
answer; the tunica intima also called tunica interna, consists of elastic fibers,connective tissue and smooth muscle cells;