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The newest video in our Application Solutions series looks at using apple pectin to replace citrus pectin in your jams, jellies, and confections. Learn more about our line of pectin products

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>>LOTZ: When formulating products such as jams, jellies or gelled candies, a commonly used ingredient is Citrus Pectin. Citrus Pectin provides unique texture and stability benefits, but has recently experienced a major shortage due to several unforeseen environmental factors. Apple pectin is an alternative to citrus pectin but, unfortunately, has historically affected the color of the finished product. TIC Gums has developed a line of Apple Pectin products that are readily available, and do not cause product color issues. TIC Pretested® Apple Pectin includes a lineup of several Non-GMO and Organic compliant options that are less expensive than citrus pectin, are readily available and have minimal effects on color. For more information on these products or any of our other hydrocolloid solutions, please call us or chat with us online at TIC Gums dot com.

Video: Apple Pectin in Jams & Jellies

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As consumer demand for organic food grows, product developers frequently seek texture and stabilization solutions that comply with organic regulations. TIC Gums offers a portfolio of organic gums to meet a wide range of formulation and organic labeling requirements.

In addition to single-ingredient organic gums such as organic guar, organic locust bean gum, organic inulin and organic gum acacia, the Gum Gurus® at TIC Gums have developed a variety of organic certified stabilizing systems. TICorganic® Saladizer® 100 stabilizes emulsions in 100% organic salad dressings; Ticaloid® OG JB adds viscosity and mouthcoating to organic fruit juices; and Ticaloid® 1023 T OG improves dough strength and flexibility while helping maintain moisture throughout the shelf life of organic bakery products.

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Greg Andon, TIC GumsIn our last newsletter, I wrote about the emergence and importance of clear label and introduced our Basics of Food Gums video series. While the series is designed to raise end-consumers' awareness of gums, we are also leading a major effort to provide label choices to food manufacturers. Although our goal is to be the leading supplier of texture and stabilization solutions for all food product development, we know our customers each have unique products and market demographics. To that end, it is our responsibility to provide options that meet each of those needs as label-driven product launches emerge.

An example of product development for label-driven launches is our latest accomplishment within the dry-powder beverage market. Ticaloid® Ultrasmooth is a popular cold water soluble tool used to reduce the awareness of particulates. It continues to grow in popularity within the beverage industry but does not necessarily meet the label requirements of all manufacturers. For those with non-GMO requirements, we have developed Ticaloid® Ultrasmooth NGMO -- which is not as easy as it sounds. We recreated the entire product by breaking down its textural impact at a basic attribute level and by building that texture back through different means. We also launched a National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic version, Ticaloid® OG 1155, for our customers who require organic and carrageenan-free labeling.


Apple Pectin Replaces Citrus Pectin in Many Foods
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Commonly used as a setting agent for jams and jellies, pectin can also provide viscosity and gelation to bakery fillings and texture to beverage applications. Additionally, specially manufactured pectin stabilizes protein in acidified dairy beverage applications such as drinkable yogurt.

Due to several unforeseen environmental factors such as unfavorable weather conditions and tree infestations in the major growing regions, citrus pectin has recently experienced a major shortage. As citrus pectin has become increasingly scarce, its price continues to rise.

TIC Gums has released a new line of texture and stability solutions with six apple pectin products in the TIC Pretested® Apple Pectin Series. This line of apple pectin has been developed as a one-to-one replacement for citrus pectin in most applications. From a textural perspective, apple pectin tends to produce smooth, spreadable gels. Learn more by downloading prototype formulations

TIC Pretested® Apple Pectin includes slow set, rapid set, non-GMO and organic compliant options that are less expensive than citrus pectin and are readily available. Click here for a list of our pectin products

Each type of pectin has conditions that must be met in order for the functional benefits to be achieved. Contact the Gum Gurus® for expert advice on selecting the correct grade of apple pectin for your specific application.