TIC Gums has combined functionality requirements, dietary trends and strong industry knowledge to offer an extensive portfolio of hydrocolloid based fibre solutions for formulators looking to add or boost fibre content in fortified food and beverages.
Traditionally recognised for their functionality benefits including viscosity, stabilisation and texture modification, hydrocolloids are often overlooked as an excellent source of dietary fibre for a wide range of applications.
Gum acacia contains a minimum of 90% soluble dietary fibre on a dry weight basis and can be used to increase fibre levels without negative impacts on texture or flavour. Manufacturers can leverage the fibre benefits of gum acacia without drastically altering the finished viscosity.
Other hydrocolloids, such as inulin, have the ability to replace undesirable ingredients, such as sugar, with prebiotic dietary fibre. Formulators are then able to satisfy consumer demands for increased fibre while improving the perception of their label declarations.
In addition to single ingredient stabilisers, TIC Gums has developed high-performance blends for specific applications to incorporate soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. Download our newly introduced Fiber Chart to take a closer look at hydrocolloids that boost dietary fibre content in applications often associated with high and added fibre claims.
Our team of Gum Gurus are here to help guide the fibre selection process and provide you with the best formulation options that meet your requirements.