Gums - a growing challenge for detergents
684 new diet foods with guar and locust bean gum launched in Europe in 2017.
Guar and locust bean gums may solve a challenge for the personal care and food sectors, but the mannan-based stains they leave behind create a challenge for laundry detergents. They’re difficult to remove, and because the gums are added to such a wide variety of products, they’re hard to avoid. And with the trend towards healthier eating, they’re becoming more and more common. Guar and locust bean gums are a key component of many diet foods. In 2017 alone, 684 new low-fat/low-sugar food products with guar and locust bean gum launched in Europe (Mintel Global New Products Database).