Danisco expands xanthan gum line
November 24, 2010
by Jeff Gelski
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Danisco has introduced transparent versions of its Grinsted xanthan gum that are designed for specific food and beverage applications. The transparent versions are divided into three categories: Sav Clear for savory applications such as dressings, vinaigrettes, soups and sauces; Bev Clear for beverages; and Mas Clear for miscellaneous applications such as water jelly where a synergy with LBG allows for a reduction in doses of both hydrocolloids, according to Danisco. In each application category, different grades are available depending on customers’ additional requirements for hydration and dispersion.
“As line extension to the high performance Grindsted xanthan gum, the new Clear grades follow the same principles and show the same characteristics combined with high transparency for applications such as dressings and beverages where clarity is needed,” said Eric Goron, xanthan product manager from Danisco’s enablers division. “The higher functionalities of the new range such as suspension and synergies with guar and LBG have been preserved. Products are likewise specified and dedicated to a defined application. Results are an insurance of more constant performance at substantially higher efficiencies, leading to lower dosages and cost-savings opportunities.”