May 9/May 2011 NutraSolutions “NutraNews”-- OptiSol 5000 is a natural, highly functional, flax seed-based ingredient that allows manufacturers to replace guar and other gum systems that have significantly increased in cost over the past year, says Glanbia Nutritionals. OptiSol 5000 is a technically-proven, label-friendly alterna­tive to guar gum in tortillas, breads, sweet baked goods, batters and a variety of other product systems.

Flax Seed
 

Functionally, OptiSol 5000 provides a variety of hydrocolloid benefits, including moisture-control, shelflife extension, viscosity generation and cryoprotection. It confers enhanced nutritional benefits, as it is naturally high in ALA omega-3 and fiber and has an ingredient listing of “milled flax seed,” offering food manufacturers a clean-label solution. Glanbia Nutritionals, 608-329-2800, www.glanbianutritionals.com