What is gellan gum?
Gellan gum is an EU-approved product, known as E418.
Gellan gum is a water-soluble anionic polysaccharide produced by the bacterium Sphingomonas elodea. Gellan gum is a food gum that is primarily used as a Stabiliser or thickening agent.
It can be used in fortified beverages to suspend protein, minerals, vitamins, fibre and pulp. Gellan gum also suspends milk solids in diluted milk drinks. Gellan gum can act as a fluid gel, having a wide range of textures, and can exist as a light pourable gel or a thick, spreadable paste. Gellan gum is a non-animal gel source which is suitable for vegetarians and people with religious dietary restrictions (Kosher/Halal).