DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

by , 05/07/14
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Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium lactate, resulting in a membrane that is less tough.

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YOU WILL NEED:

– 1 g of sodium alginate (a natural substance derived from brown seaweed)
– 5 g of food-grade calcium lactate (a type of salt that can be found commonly in cheese and gum)
– A bowl filled with 1 cup of drinking water
– Another bowl filled with 4 cups of water
– Another bowl filled with water for rinsing off the “bottles”
– An immersion blender (you could also use a regular blender)
– A deep spoon like a measuring spoon

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STEP 1:

Add 1 g of sodium alginate to 1 cup of water. Then use an immersion blender to dissolve the sodium alginate. Once you’re confident that it’s dissolved, set the mixture aside to get rid of any air bubbles that may have formed during blending.

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STEP 2:

Add 5 g of calcium lactate to 4 cups of water and mix well using a spoon.

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16 Comments

  1. Yuka Yoneda July 12, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    Here is a link where you can purchase it: http://www.molecularrecipes.com/hydrocolloid-guide/calcium-salts/ Hope that helps!
  2. Angélica Maria July 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm
    where do we buy calcium lactate? i need now please, it's for a proyect
  3. fairbear March 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm
    I'm doing this for my science fair project
  4. Tanveer Ahmed December 3, 2015 at 5:33 am
    I am trying your experiment it's really nice but as you have mentioned that we can use Calcium Chloride instead of Calcium Lactate,right? So, please suggest that do we need to use the anhydrous form of Calcium Chloride.
  5. Robert Goodman April 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm
    The Heinlein story "The 8th Day of Creation" described beverages packaged like that.
  6. 3epicturtles April 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm
    Hey can you dissolve the liquid and then leave it alone for 8 hours then use it????
  7. nromit77 January 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm
    it don't work i have tried it. its fake.
  8. Zalamander December 17, 2014 at 8:34 am
    Why does it hold together. Pls its for a projekt. :)
  9. Burne Chew May 12, 2014 at 6:23 am
    Are the bubbles fragile after that whole process is complete? Say I were to store it in a cuboid-shaped container, would they burst?
  10. Lance Pederson May 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm
    Can these be frozen and still be intact after thaw? Im assuming you cant just throw these "bubbles" into your backpack and go??
  11. Petercat May 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm
    This would work great as an animal cell model. Do you know if it would hold together to use in osmosis experiments?
  12. Donna Chandler April 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm
    Pretty neat!
  13. Zoe Dainow April 26, 2014 at 11:29 am
    I might have a go at this?!
  14. alsadr April 19, 2014 at 3:13 am
    It is very interesting I liked , thank`s
  15. Schuyler Smith April 7, 2014 at 8:04 am
    Are those safe to travel? would they not break en-route?
  16. TaflineLaylin April 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm
    Whoa, you did it! How cool. How did it taste?