Tara gum and locust bean gum could be viable substitutes for guar gum as its prices stay high, says Dennis Seisun, who will speak at the upcoming TIA Tech Seminar sponsored by the Tortilla Industry Association.

Seisun says that xanthan gum is also a cost-effective thickener, and starches are also a possibility as a guar replacement. For more details, visit www.foodnavigator.com.

Source: Tortilla Industry Report, www.tortilla-info.com