Switch up your food ingredients
Thinking Outside the Box
It makes a lot of sense to explore different ways to manufacture your branded food products, especially with gelatine alternatives – a Healan Ingredients’ speciality. We are encouraging our customers to take a look at functionality and how a different choice of ingredients might be suited better to your applications.
Take the step to understand the texture, stability and mouth feel of hydrocolloids and we’d welcome the opportunity to explore this with your NPD team.
Carrageenan for Vegan Gummies
Guar Gum as an Alternative to Locust Bean Gum
With challenges in the supply, costs and regulations surrounding Locust Bean Gum, we would recommend our HISTAB 0802 Premium Guar Gum Powder as an alternative. HISTAB 0802 has equally great properties including stabilisation and suspending ability.
With a lower cost and similar usage quantities to LBG, HISTAB 0802 is, in our opinion, the best alternative on the market. It is also effective in strengthening the gel network of agar and carrageenan, adding elasticity and improving mouthfeel.
The addition of HISTAB 0802 reduces syneresis, and in products including mayonnaise and salad dressings, the gels form after the heating stage to give required mouthfeel and stability through shelf life. These properties can be achieved at low doses of only 0.35%, keeping costs minimal.
A few more switch ideas...
Carrageenan is the usual go to – but Alginates create a creamier texture
Carrageenan can create a creamy texture, but for a fruity dessert or a cleaner label – Pectin is definitely worth a try
Carrageenan creates a spreadable cream cheese but for a softer/stickier texture – Alginates work great
Carrageenan is great for soft serve but Citrus Fibre is good for hard pack ice cream and clean label
Ice lollies and sorbet
Pectin works well but Citrus Fibre could be better for your preferred texture
Carrageenan is the usual choice but for fruit drinks – Pectin is best
Need to evaluate functionality within your products and understand potential cost saving opportunities? Contact our NPD team to discuss your requirements and start the collaborative approach to catering for your consumers’ needs.