Nexira is using FI Europe Connect to highlight several new ingredients including Thixogum™ G, a natural stabilizer for plant-based drinks.

Worldwide, "dairy-free" and plant-based alternatives are becoming a popular lifestyle choice for consumers. When asked about plant-based product decisions, shoppers are expressing taste preference, general health well-being, environmental impacts, animal rights and ethical concerns.

Thixogum™ G is the high performance union of a natural emulsifier (acacia gum) and a natural stabilizer (gellan). It ensures the successful development of plant-based beverages, and fulfills consumers’ expectations for clean label ingredients, as well as appealing taste and texture.

Plant-based drink formulations can be challenging due to the need to emulsify and stabilize fat, suspend insoluble particles (pulp, minerals, proteins, etc.), and build texture/mouthfeel. Thanks to its suspensoïd properties, Thixogum™ G is able to stabilize insoluble ingredients with minimal impact to viscosity. It is a perfect stabilizer for dairy alternatives.

It can be used in beverages made up of insoluble compounds to suspend particles such as in fruit juices to maintain a homogenous suspension of fruit pulp.

Thixogum™ G is a clean label alternative to traditional emulsifier and stabilizer systems. Encapsulating the gellan gum with acacia gum makes Thixogum™ G easier to dose, disperse and solubilize than gellan gum alone. Thixogum™ G is colorless and tasteless.

Our ingredient Thixogum™G was the WINNER of the World BEVERAGE Innovation Awards in 2019. Regarding Thixogum™G, judges declared: "A much needed innovation for the quickly expanding plant-based sector" and "An all-around solution for the beverage sector.”