Glanbia's OptiSol 5000 ingredient can replace high-cost gum systems

Glanbia's OptiSol 5000 ingredient can replace high-cost gum systems

OptiSol 5000 allows manufacturers to replace guar and other gum systems that have significantly increased in cost over the past year.

OptiSol™ 5000 is a natural, highly functional, flaxseed-based ingredient that allows manufacturers to replace guar and other gum systems that have significantly increased in cost over the past year. OptiSol 5000 is a technically-proven, label-friendly alternative to guar gum in tortillas, breads, sweet baked goods, batters and a variety of other product systems. 

Guar gum is widely used as a binding agent and thickener in a range of food applications, including baked goods and dairy products. According to a report from IMR International, high oilfield demand for guar gum continues to push up costs into early 2011.

Functionally, OptiSol 5000 provides a variety of hydrocolloid benefits including moisture-control, shelf-life extension, viscosity generation and cryoprotection. Furthermore, OptiSol 5000 confers enhanced nutritional benefits, as it is naturally high in ALA omega-3 and fiber. With an ingredient listing of “milled flaxseed”, it offers food manufacturers a highly sought clean label solution.

Glanbia Nutritionals, a division of Glanbia plc, is an innovator in the expert delivery of science-led ingredients and customized solutions for a broad range of industries. These include fortified foods and beverages, performance nutrition, weight management, health & wellness, and cosmetics.

For more information about Glanbia Nutritionals and its ingredients, please visit www.glanbianutritionals.com.

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