Create the perfect sensory experience with 100% natural texturizers

11 Nov 2022

To fulfill the growing consumers’ expectations for flavorful traditional and plant-based foods and beverages, Nexira introduces naltive locust bean gum, a complete range of premium and performing texturizing locust bean gum grades.

The use of locust bean gum in traditional and non-dairy applications

The use of locust bean gum has increased in recent years due to its exceptional functionality and suitability for many rapidly growing traditional and plant-based product applications. In the past 12 months, Innova Market Insights notes that Occidental Europe was the most dynamic region with 36% of new product launches formulated with LBG.1 Moreover, LBG was used in 64% of western European ice cream launches in 2021, followed by non-dairy ice cream and other plant-based applications.1

Create the perfect sensory experience with 100% natural texturizers
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Plant-based eating expands its customer base. According to Innova Meat, Dairy & Alternatives Protein Survey 2021, more than 1 in 3 regularly eat plant-based: 38% agree that “I regularly eat plant-based foods as alternatives to meat and/or dairy” and 49% say that they have noticed more plant-based foods in the supermarket.1

The traditional dairy & non-dairy sector shows no sign of slowing down with consumers seeking better eating experience with products that offer the best combination of taste, texture, and nutrition.

However, formulating appealing dairy and dairy-free products with good taste, desirable and indulgent texture, and a stable shelf-life gets more challenging due to the highly functional sugar / fat / protein properties.

Achieving the right texture and stabilizing the recipe with naltive

Nexira, world leader in acacia and plant-based ingredients, greatly expands its premium and performing naltive locust bean gum texturizing range to fulfill consumer expectations for sensory experiences and clean-label plant-based foods and beverages.

The large range of naltive locust bean gum

Sourced from carefully selected carob trees (Ceratonia siliqua L.) grown in the Mediterranean area, locust bean gum is a natural texturizer. Once picked, the carob pods are separated from the seeds, which are then transformed to locust bean gum, using purely physical and natural processes.

Nexira offers a complete range of naltive locust bean gum that provides specific technical benefits for enhanced sensory experience such as:

  • Premium grades: Extra high grades with advanced functionalities
  • Standard grades: Several grades with different levels of viscosity

Nexira will showcase naltive locust bean gum at FiE 2022 on booth C80 and will also host a webinar on Wednesday, November 23rd at 11 am CET

In this webinar, Nexira will take you along on an exploration of innovation opportunities for indulgent traditional and plant-based dairy alternatives with high performing texture using the large naltive locust bean gum range:

  • Learn how naltive locust bean gum prevents the growth of crystals in traditional and non-dairy ice cream resulting in a creamy mouthfeel with a uniform and pleasant meltdown,
  • Stand out from your competitors by creating the perfect plant-based drink with roundness and a perfect palatability,
  • Understand how naltive locust bean gum protects the protein matrix to achieve the smoothest texture in traditional dairy applications like cream cheese

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References:

  1. Innova Market Insights,Meat, Dairy & Alternative Protein Survey 2021

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