Safe for children over 1 year old
Better for individuals with food sensitivities
Easy to use for hot and cold beverages
Doesn't thicken excessively over time
Tasteless. Odorless. Smooth.
Fat free. Low calories. Low displacement.
USDA Organic, Certified Kosher, Vegan
HARNESSING THE POWER OF ORGANIC TARA GUM
Purathick uses Organic Tara Gum, often referred to as Peruvian carob, which is a naturally occuring seed gum that is structurally similar to guar gum and locust bean gum. Declared as a GRAS food ingredient, Tara Gum is an FAO/WHO and EU approved food additive for food supplements, with an Acceptable Daily Intake of "not specified". Tara gum is used by many countries around the world.
Purathick consists of three ingredients: Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Tara Gum and Calcium Carbonate. It is safe for use with children over one year old and adults.
Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin is derived from the cassava root and is not genetically modified. It is a great alternative to genetically modified corn-derived maltodextrin, so often used in thickening products today.
Organic Tara Gum is a natural seed gum and better stabilizer than synthetic gums, such as xanthan gum. Tara gum provides lasting viscosity to thicken liquids, without excessively thickening over time.
Calcium Carbonate is a natural mineral added for its anti-caking properties and to improve the consistency of liquids thickened with Purathick.
Manufactured in Florida, Purathick is made with the highest quality standards and from the finest grade of organic ingredients. With your safety in mind, each batch undergoes a series of quality control tests and comes with double tamper-proof seals.
Do not use if galactosemia or allergy to galactomannans is suspected. There are very few cases of allergies to galactomannans reported in academic literature. If an allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention.
Purathick comes in individual serving stick packs or in an easy to use, resealable 125g jar with a 2.4g measuring scoop. Tightly recap the jar between uses and store in a cool, dry place, protected from heat and light.
Each 125g Jar contains 52 x 2.4g scoops of powder:
- Slightly Thick (Thin Nectar) Consistency: Thickens 416 oz (12.3 L)
- Mildly Thick (Nectar) Consistency: Thickens 312 oz (9.2 L)
- Moderately Thick (Honey) Consistency: Thickens 208 oz (6.2 L)
- Extremely Thick (Pudding) Consistency: Thickens 104 oz (3.1 L)
- For best results, use a shaker or whisk to mix Purathick powder into liquid per the Dosage Recommendations below.
- Shake or whisk mixture for 30 seconds, or until the powder is completely dissolved.
- Let cold liquids stand for about 5 minutes until desired consistency is achieved.
Warm liquids thicken faster and can be served after 1 minute.
- Mix again before serving.
Scoop provided in the jar & individual serving stick packs = 2.4g
|SLIGHTLY THICK (aka Thin Nectar)||Add 2.4g for 8 fl oz (240 ml)|
|MILDLY THICK (aka Nectar)||Add 2.4g for 6 fl oz (180 ml)|
|MODERATELY THICK (aka Honey)||Add 2.4g for 4 fl oz (120 ml)|
|EXTREMELY THICK (aka Pudding)||Add 2.4g for 2 fl oz (60 ml)|
Reminder: Wash hands thoroughly with soap & water before preparation.
|Serving Size: 1 Scoop or 1 Stick Pack (2.4g)
Servings Per Container: 52
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 10||Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber <1g||3%|
Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
|Ingredients: Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Tara Gum, Calcium Carbonate|
Recommend use within 30 days of opening jar.
What is Purathick made of?
Purathick is a USDA organic thickener for hot and cold liquids. Its ingredients include organic tapioca maltodextrin (a starch), organic tara gum (a vegetable gum) and calcium carbonate.
Does Purathick contain any common allergens?
No, Purathick is free of all common allergens. Purathick does not contain corn, soy, wheat, gluten, lactose or casein. It is USDA organic and GMO free.
Where is Purathick manufactured?
Purathick is manufactured at a USDA organic certified GMP plant in South Florida and is certified organic by QCS. The USDA seal means that Purathick follows the National Organic Program, which means less contamination with potentially harmful chemicals and no GMOs.
Why is Purathick not recommended to children under 1 year of age?
The ingredients in Purathick, while very similar to Gelmix, have only been tested for therapeutic use with toddlers, older children and adults. Additionally, Purathick works best when shaken with liquids, and it is typically discouraged to shake breast milk vigorously. Gelmix ingredients have been well tested for safety and therapeutic use with infants, and is still the best option for thickening breast milk or formula for infants under 1 year old.
Do I need a prescription for Purathick?
No, Purathick is classified as a USDA organic food supplement and is sold over the counter.
Do I have to shake Purathick to mix?
Purathick thickens liquids best when it is mixed with a shaker or whisk.
What kinds of liquids will Purathick thicken?
Purathick will thicken any hot or cold liquid.
Can Purathick thicken carbonated beverages?
While Purathick will thicken the liquid, carbonated beverages will lose their carbonation when mixed with Purathick. You can add the carbonation back with a Soda Stream!
Can Purathick thicken nutritional supplements like Ensure and Resource 2.0?
The protein in nutritional supplements makes it tricky to thicken them without getting a mess of foam, so you need to follow these steps: Add the powder to an empty glass and then add 1-2 oz of the supplement to make a paste. Next, slowly add the rest of the liquid and stir it gently with a fork (not a whisk) until it is mixed and thickened. You need to stir it for quite a while to get it mixed - and not too vigorously.
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