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Introducing Our Comprehensive Bibliography on Hydrocolloids, Gums, Stabilizers, and Emulsifiers


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Introduction to the Bibliography

In the dynamic and ever-evolving realm of food science and technology, studying hydrocolloids, gums, stabilizers, and emulsifiers has emerged as a vital cornerstone. These multifaceted compounds play an indispensable role in enhancing the texture, stability, and overall quality of a wide array of food and beverage products. As the nexus between culinary artistry and scientific innovation continues to deepen, understanding the complexities of these ingredients becomes pivotal for creating novel and improved food formulations. To facilitate this understanding, we present our curated bibliography, a compendium of books, journals, and research papers that delve into the intricate world of hydrocolloids, gums, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.

Our bibliography reflects a cross-disciplinary approach, drawing from chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and culinary arts. Within these pages, readers will find diverse resources catering to both the novice and the seasoned researcher. From foundational texts elucidating the fundamental principles of these compounds to cutting-edge research uncovering their applications in nanotechnology and beyond, our compilation offers a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge.

For those delving into the subject, the Handbook of Hydrocolloids stands as an entry point, meticulously outlining the classifications, functions, and extraction methods of hydrocolloids. As readers journey deeper, our recent article, Those Hidden Ingredients - Hydrocolloids in Your Food is a great start. It unveils the intricate balance between stabilizers and emulsifiers, shedding light on how these agents ensure the longevity and sensory appeal of various culinary creations. The journal articles included encapsulating groundbreaking studies on the interactions between hydrocolloids and other food components, as well as the exploration of their role in addressing contemporary challenges like clean label formulation and allergen management.

In an era where innovation is spurred by the convergence of scientific insights and gastronomic aspirations, our bibliography on hydrocolloids, gums, stabilizers, and emulsifiers serves as an indispensable compass. Whether you are an academic researcher, a food industry professional, or simply an inquisitive mind intrigued by the science behind the meals we savor, this collection beckons you to embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and culinary excellence.

Our blog has many helpful articles on the subject of hydrocolloids which one can draw upon. As an example, a recent posting, Do Hydrocolloids Qualify for Clean-Label Info? answers a number of pressing questions. Please note that more recent resources might be available, and for the most complete list, I recommend searching academic databases, online bookstores, and research journals for the most current information. Here's our current bibliography of hydrocolloid, Gum, Emulsion, and Stabilizer books, magazines, and papers:

Hydrocolloids of various types

European E numbers. The E400s include emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners.


  • Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives in the Food Industry: Fundamentals and Applicationsby Tanja Wuestenberg
  • Emulsifiers in Food Technology, edited by Robert J. Whitehurst and Stephen R. Friberg
  • Food Hydrocolloids: Structures, Properties, and Functionsby K. Nishinari and E. Doi
  • Food Emulsifiers and Their Applications, by Gerard L. Hasenhuettl and Richard W. Hartel
  • Food Stabilisers, Thickeners, and Gelling Agents, edited by Alan Imeson
  • Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry, series edited by Peter A. Williams and Glyn O. Phillips (multiple volumes)
  • Handbook of Hydrocolloids, edited by Glyn O. Phillips and Peter A. Williams
  • Hydrocolloid Applications: Gum Technology in the Food and Other Industries, by A. Nussinovitch
  • Hydrocolloids in Food Processing, edited by Thomas R. Laaman and Kaisa Poutanen
  • Hydrocolloids: A Comprehensive Review, edited by A. Nussinovitch
  • Hydrocolloids: Biosynthesis, Structural Modifications, and Biofunctionalization, edited by Nathalie Garti and Nissim Garti
  • Hydrocolloids: Interactions with Water and Biomacromolecules, by Stephen Harding and Vanya Petkova
  • Hydrocolloids: Practical Guides for the Food Industry, by Thomas R. Laaman
  • Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified, by Jose Sanchez
  • The Complete Book on Gums and Stabilizers for the Food Industry, by H. Panda

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        Magazines and Journals:

        • Biomacromolecules
        • Carbohydrate Polymers
        • Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
        • European Food Research and Technology
        • Food Hydrocolloids
        • Food Research International
        • Food Science
        • Food Science and Technology
        • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
        • International Journal of Food Science and Technology
        • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
        • Journal of Applied Polymer Science
        • Journal of Food Science
        • Journal of Hydrocolloids
        • Trends in Food Science & Technology

        Selected Papers and Articles:

        • De Vries, A. L., & Giesbers, M. (2008). Gums, Stabilizers, and Hydrocolloids. In Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 1047-1053). Academic Press.
        • Dickinson, E. (2003). Hydrocolloids at interfaces and the influence on the properties of dispersed systems. Food Hydrocolloids, 17(1), 25-39.
        • Glicksman, M. (2000). Food hydrocolloids: Characteristics, properties, and uses. Food Technology, 54(2), 59-67.
        • Joye, I. J., & Lagrain, B. (2019). Challenges and opportunities in understanding the role of proteins in emulsifier functionality: A critical review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 18(4), 1209-1227.
        • Komaiko, J., & McClements, D. J. (2016). Emulsions and foams stabilized by particles: A perspective on the role of particle size. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 462, 392-399.
        • McClements, D. J. (2015). Food emulsions: Principles, practices, and techniques (3rd ed.). CRC Press.
        • McClements, D. J. (2016). Food emulsions: Functionality, stability, and formulation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96(9), 3693-3703.
        • Morris, E. R., Rees, D. A., & Thom, D. (1980). Biological and molecular properties of food polysaccharides. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 52(6), 1267-1280.
        • O'Sullivan, L., & Norton, I. T. (2017). Understanding and exploiting hydrocolloid gelation for the development of novel texture systems. Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, 8, 237-257.
        • Rayner, M., & Sjöö, M. (2018). The role of emulsifiers in baked goods. European Food and Feed Law Review, 13(4), 202-210.
        • Williams, P. A., & Phillips, G. O. (2009). Introduction to food hydrocolloids. In Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 16 (pp. 1-10). Royal Society of Chemistry. 

        Accessing some of these resources might require subscriptions or purchasing them through academic publishers or online bookstores. For the most current and comprehensive information, consider checking academic databases like PubMed, Google Scholar, or the websites of relevant research journals.

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