To produce gummy candy using gellan gum, you can follow this basic formula:


  • -Gellan gum/Icon/button (either high acyl or low acyl, depending on desired texture)
  • -Sugar
  • -Water
  • -Flavorings (such as fruit juice, extracts, or concentrates)
  • -Acid (such as citric acid) for flavor balance
  • -Food coloring (optional)


  1. Prepare the Gellan Gum:

  2. The amount of gellan gum you use will depend on the texture you desire and whether you're using high acyl or low acyl gellan gum. Generally, for high acyl gellan gum, you might use around 0.5-1.5% of the total weight of the mixture, while for low acyl gellan gum, you might use around 0.1-0.5%. Higher amounts will result in firmer gummies.

  3. Mix Sugar and Water:

  4. In a saucepan, mix together sugar and water in the desired ratio. This ratio will depend on your preference for sweetness. For example, you might use equal parts sugar and water for a sweeter gummy, or you could use less sugar for a less sweet gummy.

  5. Heat and Dissolve:

  6. Heat the sugar and water mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  7. Add Gellan Gum:

  8. Once the sugar is dissolved, sprinkle the gellan gum into the mixture while whisking continuously to prevent clumping.

  9. Boil and Stir:

  10. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil while stirring constantly. Continue to boil and stir for a few minutes until the gellan gum is fully hydrated and evenly dispersed.

  11. Add Flavorings and Acid:

  12. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in your desired flavorings and acid (if using) to achieve the desired taste profile. This could include fruit juice, extracts, concentrates, or any other flavorings you prefer.

  13. Coloring (Optional):

  14. If you want to add food coloring to your gummies, you can do so at this stage. Stir in the coloring until it's evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  15. Pour into Molds:

  16. Pour the hot mixture into gummy molds or a shallow pan lined with parchment paper.

  17. Cool and Set:

  18. Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature until it sets into gummy candy. This could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the size and thickness of your candies.

  19. Remove from Molds:

  20. Once the gummies are fully set, remove them from the molds or cut them into desired shapes if using a pan.

  21. Storage:

  22. Store the gummies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a few weeks.

Experiment with different ratios of ingredients and types of gellan gum to achieve the desired texture and flavor for your gummy candies.