How to Select the Perfect Gum for Any Recipe - Cape Crystal Brands

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A variety of Cape Crystal Brands gums

The image above shows a representative sample of Cape Crystal Brands, gums from the raw product in the "crop" form to the final form in a pure powder.

Because of the wide selection, cooks and chefs can be confused as to which gum provides the best outcome in a recipe. There are so many to choose from. Each gum has its own characteristics and effect in a recipe. To add to the confusion a number of gum choices may be used together providing much different results. Most gums are thickeners, but when certain gums are combined, they will also create a gel when heated. The following infographic should help remove the confusion and allow you to choose the most perfect gum for your recipe.

 Hydrocolloid gums comparison table infographic.

Hydrocolloid gums viscosity table infographic.

Hydrocolloid gums gel strength table.

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