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Video: How Can Gums Improve Your RTD Beverage?
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:01

The newest video in our Application Solutions series looks at using gum systems to solve texture and stability issues in your dairy-based ready-to-drink protein beverage formulations. Recommended stabilizers for RTD beverages

Application Highlight Video

Episode 03 – RTD dairy based protein beverages


When attempting to maximize the nutritional value of your ready-to drink beverages, we understand that there are challenges associated with maintaining the unique sensory attributes and suspension requirements of your product. If dairy based protein beverages are your specialty, we’ve developed the Ticaloid Pro series just for you. These stabilizer solutions are designed to work with protein containing systems through UHT processing, as well as providing significant suspension abilities. If you’re looking to boost soluble dietary fiber, then try Pre-Hydrated® Gum Arabic FT which is easy to disperse and has little impact on beverage viscosity. To sample these products or any of our other systems, including our TICrganic line®, please call us or chat with us online at TIC Gums dot com.

Video: Gums in RTD Beverages


Seeking Certified Organic Gums & Stabilizers?
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:03

As if the process of formulating new foods isn’t already complicated enough, product developers are often tasked with creating those products in a way that meets special label requirements like natural, certified organic, and non-GMO.

Suddenly, the list of ingredients you can choose from looks a lot shorter.

Gums that meet certified organic standards

Customers frequently ask questions about hydrocolloids that meet these new and sometimes vaguely defined standards. Fortunately our Gum Gurus® are here to help. Often the recommendation is a product from our TICorganic® line of organic hydrocolloids and stabilizer systems.

The infographic below outlines just some of the applications of our TICorganic® certified organic hydrocolloids.

Certified organic gums

TICorganic® certified organic gums

  • Arabic Spray Dry*
  • Guar Gum 3500 F
  • Gum Arabic SF
  • Inulin Agave*
  • Locust Bean Gum

TICorganic® certified organic stabilizers

  • Aragum® SDF
  • Caragum® 200
  • Saladizer® 100
  • Stabilizer ICE-200

The products above are 100% organic. We also offer a full line of gums and stabilizers that are organic compliant. To determine the proper systems for your organic applications, call our Gum Gurus® at (800) 899-3953/+1 (410) 273-7300 or chat online.

TIC Gums has received organic certification by QAI, in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).

*Commonly used as a source of dietary fiber


“Is certified organic xanthan gum available? click here

Common forms: Organic certificate and plan summary, statements regarding natural status and non-GMO click here 

Orioles Fever at TIC Gums
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:06

Orioles fever is rising at TIC Gums' Texture Innovation Center in White Marsh as we wait for the start of the ALCS series between our Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals.

Orioles Fever at TIC Gums
Prototype Formulations: Gluten-free Bread and Sweet Goods
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:41

Replacing Gluten isn't Easy

Product developers who must reformulate gluten-containing products such as bread while minimally impacting the sensory experience are presented with quite a challenge. Wheat contributes unique texture attributes and functionality in baked goods including cohesiveness, firmness, and uniformity of shape and height and those characteristics cannot be replaced by a single ingredient. Formulating gluten-free bread that appeals to consumers is labor-intensive and many manufacturers lack the time and capacity to undertake such a project.

Prototypes to get you started

With that in mind, our Gum Gurus® have developed prototype formulations for gluten-free white bread, corn bread, and blueberry muffins that can serve as a starting point for your work. Click here to download 

The formulations use the stabilizers listed below so you may want to order samples now:

To hear more about TIC Gums' gluten-free product line, call (800) 899-3953/+1 410 273-7300 or click here to chat with a Gum Guru® today.

Video: Gluten-free Bakery Solutions

Munchin’ on Mushrooms
Friday, 12 September 2014 14:36

TIC Gums visits To-Jo Mushroom Farm

As part of the RCA’s (Research Chefs Association) latest outing, members of TIC Gums’ R&D team went on a field trip to the To-Jo mushroom farm in Avondale, PA, for the “S’rooms and You-Growing, Eating and Enjoying Mushrooms” tour.

Steve Baker, food scientist; Sean Choi, culinologist; Dan Grazaitis, food scientist; and Jimmy Murphy, lab technician, enjoyed the two hour visit led by To-Jo’s vice president, Joe D’Amico. The team learned how mushrooms are cultured, propagated, grown, harvested and finally sent to market. Their tour wrapped up with a few tasty treats prepared by Chef Brett Hulbert, executive chef of Portobello’s of Kennett Square. The mushroom masterpieces included: mushroom soup, portabella mushroom cheesesteak, 50/50 mushroom and beef burger, and bolognaise mushroom sauce over pasta.

"We were able to follow the process of mushroom farming all the way from making the compost to packaging of the finished product. It was an interesting experience and there is a lot more to it than most people realize!"—Jimmy Murphy