Bagels-Cream-Cheese_400Bakers, snack makers and other food manufacturers looking for substitutes for sugar and “egg-wash” will be in a better position to do so with Add-Here™ CSA from TIC Gums. Add-Here CSA is a proprietary blend of gums developed to stick spices, salt, seeds, and other topicals onto a variety of products. Add-Here CSA has low viscosity in solution, so it can be easily sprayed onto bagels, pretzels, crackers, and other applications where sticking spices or other topicals are preferred.

The company made this announcement at the SupplySide West 2012 trade event which occurs November 7 and 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV at the Venetian and Sands Expo Hall. The new Add-Here CSA line of products from TIC Gums allows for an allergen-free adhesion of food ingredients. 

With its binding and film forming characteristics, Add-Here CSA can hold more salt, spices, seeds, or other toppings without the addition of sugar, honey, egg wash, or high fructose corn syrup. For its benefits, egg wash can contribute to handling expenses and bacterial and allergen concerns.

Add-Here CSA can be used for affixing inclusions and spices onto foods like: 

  • Bagels/bread
  • Pretzels
  • Rice crackers
  • Seasoned nuts
  • Meat
  • Croutons 

Add-Here CSA can also seal burritos and other closed meat or fruit filled pockets. 

Features & Benefits of Add-Here CSA

  • Improved binding for inclusions: for spices, salt and/or sugar to stay where they were intended and not in the bottom of a bag.
  • Allergen free: though variable in some countries outside the U.S., it is possible for more people to enjoy and/or benefit from foods they could not eat previously.
  • Ease of use: this cold water soluble, easily dispersible gum system produces a low viscosity solution that can be sprayed easily.

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.


Chloe McDaniel
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