Formulating Lower Carbohydrate Beverages
Lower carbohydrate beverages face the challenges of maintaining body and mouth feel when solids are removed. Physical stability also becomes a concern as the removal of sugar and other solids may result in problems with sedimentation and separation control. FMC BioPolymer offers cellulose gel and carrageenan for their functionality as stabilizers, suspending agents, thickeners, texture modifiers and dosage controllers. These ingredients provide the qualities and superior stabilization normally found in full-sugar beverages. FMC BioPolymer cellulose gel products yield essentially "zero net carbs" as based on the Atkins nomenclature.