A natural flaxseed-based ingredient, OptiSol 5000 from Glanbia Nutritionals, can be used as an alternative to guar gum in tortillas, breads, sweet baked goods, batters and other foods. Functionally, this ingredient provides hydrocolloid benefits including moisture control, shelf life extension, viscosity generation and cryoprotection. It is naturally high in fiber and ALA omega-3 fatty acids. Listed in ingredient statements as milled flaxseed, it supports clean-label formulating.
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