What is konjac?

Konjac gum is derived from the tuber (root) of the Amorphophallus konjac plant. It is recommended as a thickening and gelling agent for a wide range of food applications.

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Traditionally used in noodles in Japan and Korea, it is also used in applications such as meat, seafood and cheese analogs. For alternative meat applications, try our konjac-based system, Ticagel® Bind-KX.

Functional characteristics

  • Synergistic with kappa carrageenan and xanthan gum, forming thermoreversible, elastic gels.
  • Optimize the ratios to change the gel and melting characteristics to meet your formulating goals.
  • For complete hydration, allow sufficient time and increase shear.

Also available as a certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified grade.


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