TIC Gums develops solution for smooth organic yogurt

TIC Gums develops solution for smooth organic yogurt

TICorganic YG Cup Set has launched a 100% organic stabilizer for cup set organic yogurt products. TICorganic YG Vat Set is a specialized blend of 100% certified organic ingredients ideal for stirred yogurts.

Thanks to TIC Gums, organic yogurt lovers can enjoy 100% certified organic full-bodied yogurts that measure up to organic compliant brands.

TICorganic YG Cup Set is a 100% organic stabilizer for cup set organic yogurt products. TICorganic YG Vat Set is a specialized blend of 100% certified organic ingredients ideal for stirred yogurts. These new products are now available, and provide increased stability for organic yogurt fans.

“Some organic yogurts lack the texture and overall quality of non-organic yogurts,” explains Tim Andon, business development specialist. “We set out to produce a 100% certified organic yogurt that could compete with the best-selling organic and organic-compliant yogurts on the market.”

TIC Gums is the sole U.S. provider of 100% organic agar, the latest addition to the company’s comprehensive line of certified organic gums, one of the largest portfolios of organic gums available.

A high gel strength fine mesh extract from red seaweed, TICorganic YG Cup Set improves gel structure of yogurt with increased control of syneresis for improved product quality throughout the shelf-life. TICorganic YG Vat Set offers the same benefits of YG Cup Set, but was specially developed to stabilize stirred style yogurts.

To demonstrate acceptability, consumer testing was conducted comparing a nationally-sold organic-compliant yogurt with a 100% organic yogurt made with the TIC Organic YG Cup Set. The results indicated that the YG cup set performed equally in overall liking scores and ranked higher in smoothness and lower in grainy appearance than the national brand.

Serving the organic food industry is a TIC Gums priority, since certified organic ingredients allow food manufacturers to meet increased consumer demand for organic products.

“Many consumers choose foods perceived as healthier and more environmentally friendly. Organic food makers must maintain organic certification by identifying organic ingredients that meet USDA standards,” Andon explains.

TIC Gums’ Texture Innovation Center was the setting for the development of TICorganic YG Cup Set and TICorganic YG Vat Set. The center includes TIC Gums’ research and development laboratory, pilot plant facilities, and culinary test kitchen. The pilot plant is equipped to manufacture finished products for a variety of applications and to develop processing techniques for innovative new gum systems. The center’s research and development lab includes all the equipment necessary for analyzing finished products of all types.

About TIC Gums

TIC Gums is a global leader in advanced texture and stabilization solutions for the food industry. Food and beverage companies rely on TIC Gums to improve the texture, stability, consistency, nutritional profile, and shelf appeal of their products. Legendary customer service, high quality standards, and the unrivaled knowledge of our Gum Gurus® have made TIC Gums the industry leader for more than 100 years. For more information, visit www.ticgums.com.

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