TIC Gums announces organic tara gum

25 Jun 2018

TIC Gums has announced that it now offers organic tara gum, TICOrganic Tara Gum HV, as another tool in its portfolio of hydrocolloids.

TIC Gums announces organic tara gum

TIC Gums has announced that it now offers organic tara gum, TICOrganic Tara Gum HV, as another tool in its portfolio of hydrocolloids, expanding what the company says are its capabilities of providing unique solutions to formulation challenges.

Tara is said to be ideal for both hot and cold processes and to have synergistic qualities with xanthan gum and carrageenan. Tara is a plant-based hydrocolloid derived from the Peruvian Carob Tara Tree and is used in a broad range of applications for a variety of purposes:

Its advantages are claimed to be that it creates mouthfeel; heightens freeze-thaw stability; enhances texture; controls moisture; and provides viscosity

Due to its galactomannan structure, TIC says that TICorganic Tara Gum HV can be used as an alternative to other galactomannans, such as locust bean gum (LBG) and guar gum, in certain applications. Similarly to LBG and guar, tara is said to provide thickness and creaminess, as well as an enhanced eating experience.

Consumers now more than ever are watching for specific label declarations on their finished goods, the company notes. According to Innova Market Insights, there was a 13.5% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in launches of food and beverages with front-or-back of package organic claims from 2013-2017. Leveraging the texture and stability functionalities of TICOrganic Tara Gum HV in a food or beverage formulation will, the company claims, help food developers meet their organic label claim goals.

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