Gum Acacia

Kerry is a leading manufacturer of high quality GMO-free gum acacia ingredients designed to improve product texture and stability.

Gum acacia, sustainable stability

Gum acacia, which is derived from the acacia tree, is a natural solution for product texture and stability challenges, from creating innovative confectionery products to stabilizing emulsions, particulates and flavours in beverages. Our gum acacia ingredients are fully soluble in water, provide consistent functionality in a range of applications and are available as a spray-dried fine powder or a novel fast-dissolving granulated version.

 

 

Explore gum acacia ingredients across applications:

Bakery

Our gum acacia ingredients create better bakery applications, delivering benefits during processing and in the final bakery product. In bakery applications, gum acacia products can prolong shelf life, increase nutrition, improve texture and even be used as an egg-free egg wash alternative.

Create bakery products with:

  • Increased moisture stabilisation in freeze/thaw or freeze/bake applications
  • Extended shelf life and anti-staling
  • Improved elasticity
  • Enhanced crispiness in snacks
  • Reduced breakage in crackers and cookies
  • Improved pliability in flat breads and pittas
  • Improved mouthfeel and texture
  • Increased soluble dietary fibre
  • Improved texture and stability, especially in gluten-free products

Our gum acacia ingredients for bakery include:

Beverages

From carbonated soft drinks to alcoholic beverages, our gum acacia ingredients for beverage applications can be tailored to deliver processing and final product benefits including flavour and colour stabilisation and fibre enrichment.

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Create carbonated soft drinks with:

  • Improved flavour stabilisation
  • Better particulate and colour stabilisation
  • Enhanced haze formation

Our gum acacia ingredients for carbonated soft drinks include:

  • KLTA-MF
  • KLTA-UHF
Dairy, Alternative Dairy and Nutritional Beverages

Create dairy, alternative dairy and nutritional beverages with:

  • Reduced sugar levels
  • Improved texture stabilisation
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre
  • Enhanced flavour
  • Organic and non-GMO certifications
  • The ability to stimulate the growth and activity of healthy bacteria in the digestive system (Calame et al. 2008)

Our gum acacia solutions for dairy, alternative dairy and nutritional beverages include:

Alcoholic Beverages

Create alcoholic beverages with:

  • The label “vegan”, since gum acacia can be used as a vegan fining agent when added pre-filtration in wines and beers
  • Improved clarity and bind impurities when used as a fining agent
  • Better clouding in wheat beers when used as part of an emulsion clouding system 

Our gum acacia ingredients for alcoholic beverages include:

  • KLTA-UHF
  • GCA-LA6
  • KLTA-MF

Confectionery

Our unique fast dissolving technology helped us create instantly soluble gum acacia solutions for confectionery. In confectionery coatings, gum acacia ingredients can improve products by forming a protective barrier between layers or as a final glossy coating. In confectionery products, gum acacia can improve texture and flavour, including in sugar-free offerings.

Confectionery Coatings

Create confectionery coatings with:

  • Reduced fat and moisture migration
  • Reduced shell cracking and discolouration
  • Improved surface uniformity prior to coating
  • Improved mechanical resistance
  • Strengthened coating layers, such as for a crunchy shell
  • Binded and stabilised layers
  • Improved adherence of additional ingredients

Our gum acacia ingredients for confectionery coatings include:

  • GCA-LA6
  • GCA
Sugar and Sugar-free Confectionery

Create sugar and sugar-free confectionery with:

  • Improved texture, including in reduced sugar products
  • Long-lasting flavour release
  • Improved flavour encapsulation
  • Reduced gelatine content
  • Improved processability and yield in extruded confectionary applications

Our gum acacia ingredients for sugar and sugar-free confectionery include:

  • DT-NS
  • DT-FD
  • LTA

Dairy

We produce unique gum acacia grades optimised for use in dairy applications. These solutions are highly compatible with dairy proteins and work across a wide range of processing conditions and applications, including ice cream, margarines and spreads, yoghurts and dairy-based desserts. (For more on dairy beverages, see the “Beverages” tab.)

Create dairy products with:

  • Reduced sugar
  • Reduced fat
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre
  • Cleaner labels, such as through the removal of mono- and di-glycerides in ice creams
  • Ice crystal retardation
  • Improved stabilisation

Our gum acacia ingredients for dairy include:

Nutritional Bars and Cereals

Our gum acacia products can be used in both cereal and protein bar applications to improve consistency. Gum acacia can be added to bars to enable reduced sugar or fat levels and provide fibre enrichment.

Create nutritional bars and cereals with:

  • Improved binding abilities
  • Reduced sugar
  • Reduced fat
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre

Our gum acacia ingredients for nutrition bars and cereals include:

Savoury

Our gum acacia ingredients are heat and pH stable, making them well suited for utilisation in savoury products including sauces, dressings and dips. Gum acacia can be used to improve the nutrition and sensorial properties of savoury products including smoothness, mouthfeel and roundness as well as between emulsification and in dry and liquid applications

Create savoury products with:

  • Improved mouthfeel and texture
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre
  • Reduced sugar

Our gum acacia ingredients for savoury include:

Bakery

Bakery

Our gum acacia ingredients create better bakery applications, delivering benefits during processing and in the final bakery product. In bakery applications, gum acacia products can prolong shelf life, increase nutrition, improve texture and even be used as an egg-free egg wash alternative.

Create bakery products with:

  • Increased moisture stabilisation in freeze/thaw or freeze/bake applications
  • Extended shelf life and anti-staling
  • Improved elasticity
  • Enhanced crispiness in snacks
  • Reduced breakage in crackers and cookies
  • Improved pliability in flat breads and pittas
  • Improved mouthfeel and texture
  • Increased soluble dietary fibre
  • Improved texture and stability, especially in gluten-free products

Our gum acacia ingredients for bakery include:

Beverages

Beverages

From carbonated soft drinks to alcoholic beverages, our gum acacia ingredients for beverage applications can be tailored to deliver processing and final product benefits including flavour and colour stabilisation and fibre enrichment.

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Create carbonated soft drinks with:

  • Improved flavour stabilisation
  • Better particulate and colour stabilisation
  • Enhanced haze formation

Our gum acacia ingredients for carbonated soft drinks include:

  • KLTA-MF
  • KLTA-UHF
Dairy, Alternative Dairy and Nutritional Beverages

Create dairy, alternative dairy and nutritional beverages with:

  • Reduced sugar levels
  • Improved texture stabilisation
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre
  • Enhanced flavour
  • Organic and non-GMO certifications
  • The ability to stimulate the growth and activity of healthy bacteria in the digestive system (Calame et al. 2008)

Our gum acacia solutions for dairy, alternative dairy and nutritional beverages include:

Alcoholic Beverages

Create alcoholic beverages with:

  • The label “vegan”, since gum acacia can be used as a vegan fining agent when added pre-filtration in wines and beers
  • Improved clarity and bind impurities when used as a fining agent
  • Better clouding in wheat beers when used as part of an emulsion clouding system 

Our gum acacia ingredients for alcoholic beverages include:

  • KLTA-UHF
  • GCA-LA6
  • KLTA-MF

Confectionery

Confectionery

Our unique fast dissolving technology helped us create instantly soluble gum acacia solutions for confectionery. In confectionery coatings, gum acacia ingredients can improve products by forming a protective barrier between layers or as a final glossy coating. In confectionery products, gum acacia can improve texture and flavour, including in sugar-free offerings.

Confectionery Coatings

Create confectionery coatings with:

  • Reduced fat and moisture migration
  • Reduced shell cracking and discolouration
  • Improved surface uniformity prior to coating
  • Improved mechanical resistance
  • Strengthened coating layers, such as for a crunchy shell
  • Binded and stabilised layers
  • Improved adherence of additional ingredients

Our gum acacia ingredients for confectionery coatings include:

  • GCA-LA6
  • GCA
Sugar and Sugar-free Confectionery

Create sugar and sugar-free confectionery with:

  • Improved texture, including in reduced sugar products
  • Long-lasting flavour release
  • Improved flavour encapsulation
  • Reduced gelatine content
  • Improved processability and yield in extruded confectionary applications

Our gum acacia ingredients for sugar and sugar-free confectionery include:

  • DT-NS
  • DT-FD
  • LTA

Dairy

Dairy

We produce unique gum acacia grades optimised for use in dairy applications. These solutions are highly compatible with dairy proteins and work across a wide range of processing conditions and applications, including ice cream, margarines and spreads, yoghurts and dairy-based desserts. (For more on dairy beverages, see the “Beverages” tab.)

Create dairy products with:

  • Reduced sugar
  • Reduced fat
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre
  • Cleaner labels, such as through the removal of mono- and di-glycerides in ice creams
  • Ice crystal retardation
  • Improved stabilisation

Our gum acacia ingredients for dairy include:

Nutritional Bars and Cereals

Nutritional Bars and Cereals

Our gum acacia products can be used in both cereal and protein bar applications to improve consistency. Gum acacia can be added to bars to enable reduced sugar or fat levels and provide fibre enrichment.

Create nutritional bars and cereals with:

  • Improved binding abilities
  • Reduced sugar
  • Reduced fat
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre

Our gum acacia ingredients for nutrition bars and cereals include:

Savoury

Savoury

Our gum acacia ingredients are heat and pH stable, making them well suited for utilisation in savoury products including sauces, dressings and dips. Gum acacia can be used to improve the nutrition and sensorial properties of savoury products including smoothness, mouthfeel and roundness as well as between emulsification and in dry and liquid applications

Create savoury products with:

  • Improved mouthfeel and texture
  • Increased levels of soluble fibre
  • Reduced sugar

Our gum acacia ingredients for savoury include:

The fast dissolving gum acacia difference

Our gum acacia products are available in a fast dissolving grade. These products have enhanced granulometry and provide outstanding performance by minimising dust, thus increasing ease of handling and maximising dispersive capability for highly efficient performance. Fast dissolving gum acacias are suitable for use in all aqueous applications, especially beverage and confectionary. For other formulations, our gum acacias are available as a spray-dried fine powder.

Watch Kerry’s new fast dissolving gum acacia