TIC Gums expanded its portfolio of texture and stability solutions with the addition of Ticaloid Ultrasmooth NGMO Original, a cold water-soluble hydrocolloid system for use in non-GMO instant protein beverages. As instant protein beverages continue to grow in popularity, formulators now have the ability to modify textural attributes to deliver fortified beverages that appeal to a larger market and adhere to non-GMO parameters, the company says. The hydrocolloid solution stabilizes and suspends instant protein beverages, decreases astringency and perception of particulates, and increases viscosity and mouth clearing, it adds. 

TIC Gums, 10552 Philadelphia Road, White Marsh, Md. 21162; 800/899-3953; ticgums.com.