IFF launches clean-label stabilizer made from red seaweed

IFF launched Seaflour, a hydrocolloid sourced from non-GMO red seaweed for use as a natural stabilizer in clean-label products such as plant-based milks.

IFF (St. Louis) launched Seaflour, a hydrocolloid sourced from non-GMO red seaweed for use as a natural stabilizer in clean-label products such as plant-based milks. The ingredient is non-allergenic and contains protein, fiber, and minerals whileoffering stability, high-suspension ability, and excellent mouthfeel.

“Seaflour has a unique synergy with plant proteins, keeping plant-based beverages stable and appealing, and providing smooth, creamy texture and mouthfeel throughout their shelf lives,” said Michael Cammarata, senior beverage technologist, IFF, Nourish division, in a press release. “This eliminates the need for additional stabilizers. With this single ingredient, manufacturers have the potential to reduce fat and sugar levels in their products without compromising texture or mouthfeel.”