CP Kelco has unveiled a new dual-function solution for formulating plant-based dairy beverages: Kelcogel DFA Gellan Gum.
The latest addition to CP Kelco’s gellan gum product line can help to ensure that the micronutrients that are used to fortify most dairy alternative beverages stay evenly suspended in the formulation.
Meanwhile, the single-ingredient solution can also be used to replace or reduce locust bean gum, which is often included in plant-based dairy drinks as a texturising ingredient.
By helping to deliver both the desired suspension and mouthfeel, CP Kelco says that the new solution enables product developers to simplify their ingredient list.
“As consumer demand for plant-based dairy alternative beverages continues to boom, locust bean gum supply and pricing have been volatile globally,” said Shaw Gilmer, senior director, biogums strategic platform at CP Kelco.
“Our new Kelcogel DFA Gellan Gum serves as a proven alternative solution to replace or reduce locust bean gum in plant-based beverage formulations.
“With our newest gellan gum grade, developers can deliver a simpler product label and potentially reduce their total cost in use without compromising on quality. It’s a win-win for both the dairy alternative drink producer and consumers.”
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