Danisco Announces New GRINDSTED Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum, which is produced through fermentation of Xanthomonas Campestris, is one of the most versatile hydrocolloids used in the food industry. It is the thickener of choice in numerous applications like mayonnaises, dressings, sauces, soups, beverages, baking, etc.

Danisco introduces a new highly efficient GRINDSTED® Xanthan gum product range targeted towards, and optimised for, specific food applications.

‘Current Xanthan gum available on the market is specified by the 1% KCl viscosity even if it does not correlate at all to its main functionalities in food such as suspension, mouthfeel and synergies with guar and LBG for example. Danisco’s new GRINDSTED® Xanthan gum product range is obtained through a patented technology and delivers a breakthrough for the industry. Thanks to a specific quality control, key functionalities are linked to a defined application, and are part of the product specification,’ says Xanthan Product Manager Eric Goron from Danisco’s Enablers Division. ‘The results are an insurance of more constant performance at substantially higher efficiencies, leading to lower dosages and cost savings opportunities,’ he adds.

The new GRINDSTED® Xanthan gum product range is divided into five different food categories by end application usage: SAV for savoury applications like mayonnaises, dressings, vinaigrettes, soups and sauces, BEV for beverages, BAK for baking, DAI for dairy desserts and drinks and finally MAS for miscellaneous applications such as meat and processed cheese. In each application category, different grades are available depending on customers’ additional requirements for hydration and dispersion.

The new product range fulfils the international food regulation as laid down by the EU, FCC, FAO/WHO, JECFA, etc. and product labelling is exactly the same as current xanthan gums available on the market.

Danisco already offers the industry’s widest range of hydrocolloids including pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, alginate, cellulose gum (CMC), microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), locust bean gum, guar gum as well as customised solutions/blends of hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, enzymes etc.

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