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What is Konjac Gum?

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-01-24      Origin: Site


Konjac gum is made from the root of the konjac plant, which is grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. It is odorless, white or light yellow fine powder.

It is composed of 85-90% Glucomamman and is used in Asia to create a flour and a high viscosity jelly. It is synergistic with kappa karrageenan and xanthan gum forming thermoreversible, elastic gels.

Konjac Gum is a white to cream-colored free flowing powder that is water soluble. It is a low calorie, low protein, high dietary fiber and has a dozen amino acids and trace elements. Konjac Gum is used in the food and beverage industry as a thickening, stabilizing, gelling and bonding agent. Konjac Gum can be added to jellies, jam, vegetable juice, ice cream and other cold drinks, solid drink, seasoning powder and soup powder. Specifically, Konjac Gum us used in products formulated to battle hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and constipation. Konjac Gum in the active ingredient glucomannan (KGM).


In Food Production

Konjac Gum E425(i) can be used as thickener, texture stabilizer, emulsifier, and gelling agents in food such as inCandy, Jelly Breads, cakes, Noodles, Ice creams, Canned meat, sausage, dairy products:Fruit yoghurt, set yoghurt, stirred yoghurt,Toasted Sandwich, cheese, Puddings custard, flan, Ice cream, Mousses, frozen mousses, Non dairy creamers, Butter substitute,Whipping cream, Chocolate, Bakery products,sea food.

Konjac Gum(20000cps, 25000cps)has a viscosity of approximately 25000mPa.s. Konjac Gum 20000cps, 25000cps is often used as a vegan substitute for gelatin, and is used in various popular Asian fruit jelly snacks. It has almost no taste and is valued more for its consistency.

In Beverage

Konjac Gum E425(i) can be used as emulsifier in beverage such as Prepared soups, Fibre drinks, Soft drinks and Concentrates.

In Pharmaceutical

Konjac Gum E425(i) can be used as dietary fiber and gelling agent in Pharmaceutical. The use is not big.Konjac Gum is used as gelling agent: in cosmetic to retain water.

In Health & Personal care products

Konjac Gum E425(i) can be used as texture stabilizer and emulsifier in Cosmetics products.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry

Konjac Gum E425(i) can be used as preservative for fruit and texture stabilizer in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry.

In Other Industries

Konjac Gum E425(i) is used as thickening agent: in paper, printing, rubber, ceramics and photographic film to improve viscosity; in drilling mud to improve viscosity.

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