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Videos in the Formulating Plant-based Yogurt series

  • Ask a Gum Guru: Tips for Formulating Non-Dairy Yogurt runtime 2:52
  • Your All-in-One Solution for Plant-based Yogurt runtime 2:23
  • What is Agar? runtime 1:01
  • How to Formulate Non-Dairy Yogurt runtime 2:35 (this video)


    Are you formulating a plant-based yogurt?

    Are you unsure about which ingredients will meet your texture and label goals?

    Maybe you considered using gums or gum blends, but you're not sure which would be better?

    Formulating can get tricky, but it doesn't have to be.

    My name is Janae and I'm a Gum Guru from TIC Gums.

    As we covered in the "What Is Agar?" video, agar is a great fit for plant-based yogurt applications. If you want to review that video first, you can click on the link above.

    Agar acts as a gelling agent and label-friendly alternative to gelatin with a flexible heating process. It will provide ideal viscosity for a pleasurable mouth-feel and enjoyable eating experience. If you are looking to create a cup-set, plant-based yogurt and want to prevent syneresis, agar would be great fit for you. It also aligns with consumer-friendly label claims such as non-GMO, Non-GMO Project Verified and organic.

    We know that when formulating a plant-based yogurt, texture isn't the only component. Formulators are also looking for plant-based protein fortification.

    That is why we created Simplistica YG 3206. This ingredient system is an all-in-one solution combining gums, plant protein and starches that works with a wide range of plant-derived bases, like coconut, almond and cashew. The plant-based protein source in Simplistica YG 3206 minimally contributes to the final flavor of the product and allows product developers more flexibility in customizing their yogurt alternatives.

    Designed to withstand HTST processing and homogenization, the finished yogurt with Simplistica YG 3206 doesn't cause any viscosity related issues during processing.

    This ingredient system was created with optimized ratios of ingredients that work together to get your product to market faster. Simplistica YG 3206 addresses the common challenges to working with vegan formulations for maintaining protein levels in line with dairy counterparts to protecting texture and taste. Formulators can still maintain label claims such as non-GMO, Non-GMO Project Verified, organic, protein-fortified and vegan.

    If you want to learn more about the solutions we offer at TIC Gums, or how we can help create a product that consumers will enjoy repeatedly, call or chat online with a Gum Guru like me because we're here to help make formulating simple.

    If you have any questions, feel free to call us +1-800-899-3953 / +1-410-273-7300 or chat us. We're here to help.

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