Food companies are desperate to get off the guar gum rollercoaster, says hydrocolloids expert
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Seisun, marketing consultant at IMR International and publisher of the Quarterly Review of Hydrocolloids, said that guar gum prices had risen from just over a dollar a kilo to peak at as much as $25 a kilo over the course of about 18 months. Food manufacturers are desperately looking for alternatives, but demand remains high, and opinions are split over whether the hydrocolloid will remain above $10 a kilo at the end of the calendar year...
"Whatever the crop size is, demand, particularly in the oil sector, will continue to exceed supply and keep prices up about the $10 level."
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