Curdlan Gum (E 424)

Curdlan is a kind of water-insoluble microbial exopolysaccharide, which has thermal gelation properties and can be widely used in food processing industry (e.g. vegetarian food, pasta, quick frozen food, etc.) to increase the product’s water holding capacity, elasticity, taste and other properties.
At present, Curdlan can be widely used in the food processing industry as a gelling agent, water retention agent, film forming agent, thickener, binder and stabilizer, and can improve texture, elasticity and water holding properties of foods.
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