CEKOL® Cellulose Gum
Available from CP Kelco
CEKOL® Cellulose Gum is a highly-purified, cold water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose. For beverages, CEKOL is a versatile, cost-effective way to add viscosity. CEKOL is produced in a wide range of viscosity grades, with resulting flow properties ranging from nearly-Newtonian to pseudoplastic. Depending on the grade, CEKOL can have either thixotropic or non-thixotropic rheology. This diversity allows beverages to be formulated for a syrup-like mouthfeel or just to add a bit of viscosity.
CEKOL cellulose gum is very quick to hydrate and so is an excellent choice for powdered soft drinks and hot chocolate.
CEKOL cellulose gum can help stabilize certain proteins and lead to a more stable beverage at lower pH values and/or when heated. CEKOL is best used with proteins in the pH range 4.2 or higher.