Food Engineering/Manufacturing/Gum Tragacanth
QUESTION: Dear Mr Jim
Thank you for for time and consideration.
I will kindly like to know if there is other gums similar to Tragacanth gum and that can be use for the same purpose.
ANSWER: Hello Delmar
There are several gums that are available for food applications. The selection depends on the product and what functional property of the gum will contribute to the product. Gums could be thickening agents, could be binders and could be volume builders. Unless I know what your product is and what are you going to use gum for in that product it is hard to recommend any gum.
The following are the most commonly used gums in food industry.
Hope this help.
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QUESTION: Mr Jim
Thank you very much for your time.
I'm trying to produce a commercial fondant Recipe and I find that Tragacanth Gum is very costly, therefore i was wondering if i can substituted it with other gums.
One of the purpose of Tragacanth Gum in fondant, is to help harden the product.
Again thank you very much for your help
Here is what I recommend.
Go to "TIC GUMS .Com" website and you will find detailed information on all the gums and their functional properties including pricing.They are the largest producers/suppliers of gums worldwide.
Hope this helps.