CP Kelco launches new gellan gum solution for dairy alternative beverages

By Jim Cornall

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KELCOGEL Gellan Gum can be used in products such as almond drinks. Pic: CP Kelco
KELCOGEL Gellan Gum can be used in products such as almond drinks. Pic: CP Kelco

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CP Kelco has launched KELCOGEL DFA Gellan Gum, a single-ingredient, dual-function solution for formulating plant-based, dairy alternative beverages.

Most dairy alternative beverage brands fortify products with extra protein, calcium and vitamins, requiring help to ensure the micronutrients stay evenly suspended. In addition, these beverages often include locust bean gum as an additional texturizing ingredient to provide the viscosity and mouthfeel consumers expect.

KELCOGEL DFA Gellan Gum, CP Kelco’s latest innovation in the gellan gum product line, can help deliver both the desired suspension and mouthfeel, enabling 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. Our new KELCOGEL DFA Gellan Gum serves as a proven alternative solution to replace or reduce locust bean gum in plant-based beverage formulations,”​ said Shaw Gilmer, senior director, biogums strategic platform at CP Kelco.

“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.”

KELCOGEL Gellan Gum was first discovered by CP Kelco more than 40 years ago as a bacterial culture in a lily pond. Today, gellan gum is produced via fermentation and it keeps advancing in technological innovation.

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