food texturizers

Texturizers are food additives used to modify the texture of foods. They can be of natural or synthetic origin, and offer a variety of textural effects to suit different culinary needs. Here are some common types of texturizing agents used in cooking:

Thickeners : Thickeners are texturizers used to increase the viscosity and consistency of foods. They can be used to thicken sauces, soups, creams, desserts and dairy products. Some examples of commonly used thickeners include starch, gelatin, guar gum and pectin.

Gelling agents : Gelling agents are texturizers used to give foods a gelatinous consistency. They are commonly used in the preparation of jellies, jams, fruit pastes and jelly-based desserts. Gelatin, agar-agar and carrageenan are examples of gelling agents used in cooking.

Emulsifiers: Emulsifiers are texturizers used to stabilize mixtures of ingredients that do not normally mix, such as water and oil. They enable the creation of stable emulsions, such as salad dressings, sauces and mayonnaises. Lecithin, monoglycerides and diglycerides are common examples of emulsifiers used in cooking.

Texturizing agents: Texturizing agents are texturizing agents used to improve the overall texture of foods by giving them consistency, elasticity or crunchiness. For example, gelling agents for dairy products, coating agents for crispy foods and water retention agents for meats are types of texture agents used in cooking.

Foaming agents: Foaming agents are texturizers used to create and stabilize foams and espumas. They help retain air in preparations to achieve a light, airy texture. Lecithin, milk proteins and egg whites are examples of commonly used foaming agents.

These texturizing agents are used in the kitchen to impart specific qualities to foods, improving the consistency, stability, homogeneity and visual appeal of culinary preparations. However, it is important to use them in moderation, to follow the instructions for use and to choose texturizers that comply with food regulations to guarantee food safety and quality.

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Xanthan gum

€9.47
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Cold soluble Power Cooking xanthan gum can be used in a multitude of food products to improve their properties. Whether you're an ice-cream maker or a cook looking for a high-performance product, wholesale xanthan gum can be supplied in batches of 1kg 5kg or more on request. If you're an individual looking for our xanthan gum, you'll have the option of buying it in 80g format.

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