Unlike many of the products we offer, Andean Star Organic Tara Gum is a unique food ingredient known more for its functional and technical properties. Tara gum powder first gained popularity in the early 2000s in the ice cream industry as a cost-effective alternative to locust bean gum, which was very high in price at the time. Now, it is being used more widely in all kinds of food applications such as dairy, bakery products, processed meats, sauces, condiments, salad dressings, and more. It is considered to be a cost-effective, high performance plant-based gum which acts as a stabilizer, emulsifier, and thickening agent in the above-mentioned applications.
Tara Gum is derived from the seed of the Tara plant, which grows wildly in the Andean region of Peru. It is 100% naturally and mechanically produced, making it safe and healthy for use in all food applications.
Tara gum’s excellent profile makes it a perfect fit for “Clean Label” products. As consumers become more health-conscious and environmentally aware, the demand for clean label ingredients continues to grow. Andean Star’s Organic Tara Gum Powder is the ideal solution for food manufacturers offering Clean Label products.