Gellan Gum

We take great pride as the gellan gum industry leader. We have extensive experience with this unique, nature-based ingredient.

Gellan gum is a polysaccharide produced by fermentation of a pure culture of Sphingomonas elodea. After the fermentation process, it is dried and milled into powder for use in a variety of applications.

Gellan gum is a soluble dietary fiber. This multifunctional gelling agent can be used alone or in combination with other products to produce a wide variety of interesting textures. Pretty great, right? Oh, and this mighty ingredient is extremely effective at low use levels in forming gels and is available in two types, high and low acyl content. Low acyl gellan gum products form firm, non-elastic, brittle gels, whereas high acyl gellan gum forms soft, very elastic, non-brittle gels. Varying the ratios of the two forms of gellan produces a wide variety of textures.

Uses for Gellan Gum

Function Gelling Stabilizing Suspending Film-forming Structuring
Source Sphingomonas elodea (found on plants like lily pads)

Our Gellan Gum Products

KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum

For use in food, beverage, personal care, oral care, household cleaner formulations.

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KELCOGEL® F Gellan Gum

A nature-based gelling agent used to stabilize your food and beverage applications.

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KELCOGEL® HA B Gellan Gum

A multifunctional gelling agent that can be used alone or in combination with other products.

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