As Sustainability Concerns Grow, Plant-Based Gummy Gelling Agents Gaining On Gelatins
Gelatin remains most common gelling agent for gummies, plant-based agents pectin and carrageenan are gaining ground as consumers’ sustainability concerns increase. Dupont Nutrition & Biosciences scientist says pectin and carrageenan have added benefits of higher melting points and lower costs.
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