Andean Star 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 xanthan gum, guar gum, and locust bean gum, which was very expensive at the time. It is now 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 any application.
Tara Gum is derived from the seed of the Tara plant, which grows wildly in the Andean region of Peru. It is 100% naturally produced thus 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 Tara Gum Powder is the ideal solution for food manufacturers offering Clean Label products and for home chefs looking for a clean and safe thickening agent for their dishes.
Try it in ice cream, baked goods and jellies. Typical usage range is 0.1 -1.0% by weight.
Enjoy a 100% natural and safe product.
You will be surprised to know that it has a delicious fresh banana-like flavor.
The year we started producing superfoods, we founded Happy Little Faces, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for impoverished children in our local community of Lima, Peru. In 2010, we built a kindergarten from scratch, providing free education, lunches, and extra-curricular activities for local children who would otherwise not have these opportunities.
We are proud to say that our initiative has grown successfully in Lima. We thank you for being a large part of our growth as an organization, and for helping the local communities of Peru.
For more information, please feel free to visit our website and send us a message at: www.happylittlefaces.org .
Thank you for choosing Andean Star Organic Brazil nuts and being a part of the story for the next generation Children of the Andes!