Tara gum consists chiefly of polysaccharides of high molecular weight composed mainly of galactomannans.
The principal component consists of a linear chain of (1,4)-beta-D-mannopyranose units with -D-galacto-pyranose units attached by (1-6) linkages.
Tara gum shows an intermediate position between locust bean gum and guar gum
The ratio of mannose to galactose in tara gum is 3:1 (in locust bean gum this ratio is 4:1 and in guar gum 2:1).
Guar Gum, Aglumix 01 and Locust Bean Gum Guar Gum Aglumix 01 Locust Bean Gum Origin Galactomannans (from Cyamopsis tetragonolobus ) containing mannose and galactose monomers (ratio 2:1) G alactomannans (from Caesalpinia spinosa ) containing mannose and galactose monomers (ratio 3:1) Galactomannan s (from Ceratonia Syliqua ) containing mannose and galactose monomers (ratio 4:1) Solubility Totally soluble in cold and hot water, it gives a slimy solution Partially soluble in cold water, totally soluble in hot water. The solution is more viscous than a Guar Gum and LBG at the same concentration Partially soluble in cold water but only under strong agitation. Totally soluble in hot water Synergies Good synergism with Xanthan Gum for extra high viscosity solution Good synergism with Carrageenan for dry no syneresis gels Good synergism with Xanthan Gum for very elastic chewy gels
NPD with Tara Gum Source: GNPD, Mintel Worldwide NPD with tara gum (Jan ’05 - Mar ’09): 194 Growth (’05 - ’08): +370%
NPD with Tara Gum by Category Ice creams & Desserts account for greater than 50% of NPD Source: GNPD, Mintel Wall's soft scoop Neapolitan ice cream combines sections of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream (Unilever, UK).
NPD with Tara Gum by Country USA and France account for greater than 50% of NPD Powder mix for ice cream, available in the following flavours: pistachio, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla (Dr. Oetker, Turkey). Source: GNPD, Mintel
Coffee Panna Cotta is a rich Italian cream dessert topped with a coffee sauce (Waitrose, UK). Viver Zero pudding mix is a sugar-free chocolate mix with 0% trans fat and 45% less calories but more taste (Carrefour, Brazil). Some Examples Great value all natural chocolate fudge brownie ice cream is premium and kosher certified. The product is made with fresh milk and cream (Wal-Mart, USA). Vanilla red fruit soy based frozen sticks (Rolland, France).
Some Examples Aloe vera flavoured yoghurt with real aloe vera pieces (Nestlé, Chile). Swiss and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Fondue is American-inspired, made with a hint of beer flavour and comes in a heat-and-serve microwavable bowl with ciabatta cubes for dipping (Archer Farms, USA). Spring Style Risotto ready in 15 minutes. Also available is Jasmine Aromatic Rice (Grupo Estrella, Argentina).
Sauces and dressings Browned ham, mozzarella, crudités sandwich and mayonnaise contains 4.5% fat and 308kcal per serving (Weight Watchers, France).
Confectionery Cappuccino crunchy coffee filled milk chocolate pralines comprise crisp wafer shells with a soft creamy filling and a liquid coffee centre, coated with milk chocolate (Ferrero, Italy).
Beverages Instant chocolate powder drink , microwavable in one minute (Nutrexpa, Spain).