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Gellan Gum

Gellan Gum
Gellan Gum
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Product Description

Gellan Gum

Gellan gum (E418) is commercially formulated by adopting aerobic submerged fermenting of Sphingomonas elodea which is formerly referred as Pseudomonas elodea. It is a bacterial exopolysaccharide or polymer with high molecular weight. Its manufacturing technique resembles to that of xanthan. Gellan gum was founded in 1978 and it received aproval in Japan in 1988. In 1992, USA authorized its utilization. The two variants of this product include low acyl and high acyl.

Gellan gum has two types of high acyl and low acyl.

A range of specialty products for a variety of food formulation

Comparison of Physical Properties of High Acyl and Low Acyl Gellan Gum


High Acyl Gellan Gum

Low Acyl Gellan Gum

Molecular Weight

1~2×106 Daltons

2~3×105 Daltons

Solubility

Hot water above 70℃

Hot water above 80℃ or cold water with sequestrants

Sensitivity to cations

Relatively insensitive to ions

Very sensitive to ions, especially to divalent cations such as calcium ions

Gelling conditions

Just Cooling ( do not need cations )

Cations, acids or soluble solids

Set temperature

70~80℃ 158~176℉

30~50℃ 86~122℉

Thermoreversibility

Thermo-reversible

Heat stable if using divalent

Gel texture

Soft and elastic gels

Hard and brittle gels

Gellan solutions provides many kinds of gellan gum ingredients for food, pharmaceutical and industry.

Gellan Solutions Ingredients

Applications

Gel Form

Acyl Level

Solution Clarity

GESOLGEL® HA

Food ( Protein drink, Juice )

Soft, Elastic

High

Opaque, Milky

GESOLGEL® LA

Food (Beverage, Jellies )

Firm, Brittle

Low

Transparent

GESOLGEL® AFG

Air Freshener

Firm, Brittle

Low

Transparent

GESOLGEL ® PH-LA

Pharmaceutical, Oral Care and Personal Care

Firm, Brittle

Low

Transparent

GESOLGEL® PH-HA

Pharmaceutical, Personal Care

Soft, Elastic

High

Opaque, Milky

GESOLGEL® MTC

Microbiological media and plant tissue culture

Hard, Brittle

Low

Transparent


Gellan Solutions

Specialty Products Gellan Gum

Typical Applications

Typical Dosage

GESOLGEL® HAM

Dairy milk beverages

0.10~0.12%

GESOLGEL® HPS

Neutral plant protein based beverages

0.10~0.15%

GESOLGEL® HFS

Fruit juices Pulp suspension

0.025~0.035%

GESOLGEL® FS

High transparent fruit pulp suspending beverage

0.10~0.12%

GESOLGEL® WJ

Multi-layer, heat resistance water jelly

0.3~0.5%

GESOLGEL® FC

Heat resistance confectionery

0.2~0.5%

GESOLGEL® JIS

Icings, frostings, piping jellies, low- and reduced-fat frostings, sweet roll icings, royal icings

0.2~0.5%

GESOLGEL® JFF

Non-standard jams and jellies, fruit fillings

0.2~0.5%

GESOLGEL® BAK

Bakery fillings, Yogurt fruit

0.1~0.3%

GESOLGEL® MP

Meat Products

0.1~0.3%

GESOLGEL® PF

Canned pet food

0.1~0.3%


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