e406 Agar in Refreshing Beverages and its Amazing Weight Loss Properties
Agar in Refreshing Beverages
Today we would like to share with you that agar in beverages and its fantastic weight loss properties. Agar is a polysaccharide body extracted from seaweed, which has physical and chemical properties such as coagulability, stability, and the ability to form complexes with some substances. Agar could be used as a thickener, coagulant, suspending agent, emulsifier, preservative and stabilizer.
If used as a stabilizer in calcium-containing beverages, it can prevent calcium precipitation, improve the swallowing taste and make it taste refreshing and natural; it can also control weight and have the effect of slimming.
1. Current Status of Beverages
Neutral milk drinks such as cocoa drinks and coffee drinks, neutral soy milk drinks, acidic milk drinks, and acidic soy milk drinks on the market all contain insoluble ingredients, and the products are not in a stable state.
Most of the insoluble ingredients in these beverages mainly refer to ingredients rich in nutritional functions such as calcium, fiber, and protein.
If these insoluble ingredients are contained, the state of the beverage will be unstable under acidic conditions, so it has become a great need to prevent precipitation and ensure the refreshing taste of the beverage.
Pectin and CMC attract lactic acid particles formed by agglutination of sound protein micelles and form negative ion colloids, and use the mutual repulsion of these ions to achieve state stability,
but adding more than a certain amount of stabilizer will make the beverage have a posture and poor swallowing sensation.
2. The Principle of Agar in Beverages
Agar can be used to make beverages that prevent the precipitation of insoluble components and have a non-paste-like feel.
The principle is as follows:
Agar can form a weak three-dimensional mesh structure even in a low concentration solution that does not reach the gel state.
This three-dimensional mesh structure can be used as a support for water-insoluble substances, preventing their precipitation and stabilizing their dispersion, and the insoluble components are "locked" in the gel, thus inhibiting their precipitation and making a drink with a refreshing swallowing taste.
Agar can also be used with stabilizers such as CMC, pectin and carrageenan to reduce the amount of stabilizers added that cause poor swallowing taste.
3. Agar Properties
Agar is a polysaccharide extracted from seaweed, which has physical and chemical properties such as coagulability, stability and the ability to form complexes with some substances, and can be used as a thickener, coagulant, suspending agent, emulsifier, preserving agent and stabilizer.
Because of its good gelation, thickening, suspension and stability, and its colorlessness and tastelessness, it can bring out the original taste of ingredients such as fruits or milk completely without affecting the flavor of the food itself.
At the same time, agar is also rich in natural dietary fiber, which has a variety of physiological functions.
Therefore, agar can be added as a stabilizer to coffee milk drinks, acidic milk drinks, soy milk drinks, cereal drinks, and nutritional drinks containing minerals and proteins, etc., to obtain the same put fruit.
4. The Weight Loss Properties of Agar
5. Agar Agar Recipe with Milk Beverages
Application of Agar in Refreshing Tasting Beverages
5.1 Calcium-Containing Beverages
- Agar 0.1%,
- Calcium Carbonate 0.2%,
- Glucose Fructose Liquid 10%,
- Water 89.7%
After leaving the prepared calcium beverage for a period of time, no calcium precipitation appeared and the taste was refreshing when swallowed.
5.2 Cocoa Milk
- Agar 0.15%,
- Sugar 5.5%,
- Cocoa Powder 2.2%,
- Milk 92.15%
The prepared cocoa drink did not have precipitation and did not have a paste-like feeling, and had a good swallowing sensation.
Agar is added as a stabilizer to coffee milk drinks, acidic milk drinks, soy milk drinks, cereal drinks, and nutritional drinks containing minerals and protein, etc.
It prevents calcium precipitation, improves swallowing taste, and makes it taste refreshing and natural;
Moreover, agar also has weight loss properties, prevents weight gain, and is more in line with the modern consumer view, therefore, agar has obvious advantages in weight loss and low-calorie foods, and can be used more in such products.
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