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Fruit/vegetable "glue"


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#1 KennethT

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:03 AM

I'm looking to bond two pieces of fruit or vegetables together for a cold application - is there anything out there that can do this type of thing? I was thinking there might be something like a veggie equivalent to transglutaminase (not necessarily enzyme based) - something that you could spread on one slice of fruit/veg and then apply another slice and they would bond together...

I might be able to make a strong enough gel out of agar or gelatin, but don't know if it would have the strength to hold things stuck together, plus, I don't know if it would taste weird...

Thanks for the ideas!

#2 Tri2Cook

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:49 AM

Check out this article from the folks at Ideas in Food. It discusses how they approached the idea from start to... well, I won't say "to finish" because they don't really finish. They're constantly evolving their ideas.

Edited by Tri2Cook, 30 April 2010 - 07:00 AM.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#3 KennethT

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:00 AM

Very interesting... I had thought of pectin, but I've never used it before and don't know much about it... also, I got to this link which is also interesting