Technical Paper

Acacia Gum: All-natural solution for sugar reduction



More and more, health is becoming a dynamic, key driver of the food and beverage industry. Due to its over-consumption and its negative impact on health across the globe, sugar has become a public enemy over the years.

A recent consumer survey related to the pandemic was conducted by FMCG Gurus in 18 countries. Results show that weight gain and mental wellbeing are considered as leading health concerns by consumer.

A total of 32% of respondents said that they have become more conscious about their waistlines during this time due to the reduced levels of inactivity and the increase of snacking for escapism purposes.

While consumers are becoming more critical and aware of sugar content and its negative repercussions on general health, manufacturers and industries are facing new formulation challenges in compliance with the increased regulatory attention: taxes on sugar drinks, food traffic light labelling in the UK…  

Regardless of the application, to reduce sugar and calories without compromising organoleptic profile can be extremely challenging due to the highly functional sugar properties, which deliver more than sweet taste.

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What's inside our Technical Paper?
Discover how acacia gum can help you to successfully overcome your formulation challenges in Soft Drinks, Bakery & Cereals and Confectionery.


Acacia benefits at a glance:

  • Builds body & texture, enhances organoleptic profile & palatability in beverages;
  • Prevents recrystallization of polyols, reduces hygroscopicity and avoids stickiness in confectionery;
  • Offers chewier and less crumbly texture, superior sensory qualities, extended shelf-life in bakery & cereals.

About Nexira
Founded in 1895, Nexira is a global leader in natural and organic ingredients and botanical extracts for the food, nutrition, and dietary supplements industries.

Nexira built its reputation as the world leader in acacia gum and now manufactures a wide range of natural products with recognized health benefits.

Our portfolio of products includes highly functional and nutritional ingredients, antioxidants and active botanicals for digestive health, weight management, stress management, sports nutrition, cognitive health and cardiovascular health.

We operate on five continents, with ten subsidiaries, eight manufacturing plants and an extensive network of partners in more than 80 countries.

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