Glanbia launches flax-based guar gum replacement

Glanbia launches flax-based guar gum replacement

All-natural, flaxseed-based OptiSol 5300 offers up to 40 percent cost savings over guar gum and other gum systems.  

Glanbia Nutritionals announces the expansion of its OptiSol 5000 range to introduce OptiSol 5300, an innovative, all natural, highly functional guar gum replacer. The latest addition to the company's high-performance, flaxseed-based ingredient portfolio, OptiSol 5300 offers up to 40 percent cost savings over guar gum and other gum systems.

Derived from flaxseed, OptiSol 5300’s fibrous hydrocolloid mucilage and protein network provide synergistic functionality for a broad range of applications, including flat breads, gluten-free baked goods, bakery mixes, breadings and batters. High in both fiber and protein, with 32 percent and 34 percent composition respectively, it offers excellent moisture migration control properties and the ability to bind both fat and water for improved texture and crumb structure, increased volume and extended shelf life.

Marilyn Stieve, Glanbia Nutritionals’ business development manager for flax-based ingredients, comments: “OptiSol 5300 heralds the second generation of our leading OptiSol 5000 range. Building on the success of our existing hydrocolloid ingredient systems, this latest innovation offers manufacturers a lower inclusion rate, without compromising on performance.”

 

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