Gellan Gum

CAS #71010-52-1

Gellan gum is used primarily as a gelling agent, alternative to agar.


The main components of gellan gum are linear polysaccharides composed of glucose, glucuronic acid and rhamnose in a ratio of 2:1:1, and four monosaccharides are repeating structural units.

As a food additive, gellan gum is used as thickeners, emulsifier. It is used in soya milks to keep the soy protein suspended in the milk.

Appearance Off-white powder Conforms
Purity (CO2 Yielding, %) 3.3 ~ 6.8 5.3
Nitrogen (%) ≤3 Conforms
Loss on Drying (105 °C, 2.5 hours, %) ≤15 4.2
Transmittance (%) ≥ 80 84.5
Gel Strength (g/ cm2) >900 1025
Ashes (%)  <12 10.8
Isopropyl Alcohol (mg/ kg) ≤750 Negative
pH 6.0- 8.0 7
Lead (Pb) ≤2 mg/ kg <2 mg/ kg
Mercury (Hg) ≤1 mg/ kg <1 mg/ kg
Arsenic (As) ≤3 mg/ kg <3 mg/ kg
Cadmium (Cd) ≤1 mg/ kg <1 mg/ kg
Total Heavy Metals (as Pb) ≤20 mg/ kg <20 mg/ kg
Total Plate Count (cfu/g) ≤ 10,000 Conforms
Moulds & Yeasts (cfu/g) ≤ 400 Negative
Salmonella spp./ 10g Negative Negative
E. coli/ 5g Negative Negative
Particle Size Min 95% Pass 80 mesh Conform

Functions and Applications

Gellan gum is used mainly in the food industry as an anti-settling agent, thickeners, stabilizer or to structure prepared foods. Used in very small doses, it acts as an anti-settling agent in liquids, while adding only a very light viscosity. It may well allow, for example, the uniform distribution of cocoa in chocolate milks or strengthening agents like calcium or fiber in all kinds of beverages. At present Gellan gum has gradually replace agar agar and carrageenan use. It can be used into the pet food, candy, dairy products, jam, flour product.
Packaging & Shipping:
1) 25kg per bag or customised
2)By UPS/DHL/TNT/EMS or by Air/ Sea as per Qty or as your requirements
3) 5-20 days after receiving payment, according to the quantity

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