Metil is a gelifier extracted from the cellulose of vegetables. Unlike other gelifiers, Metil (with a metilcellulose base) gelifies when heat is applied. When cold it acts as a thickener. There is a wide range of viscosity in metilcelluloses, which affects the final result of the gelification. Metil has been chosen for its great gelifying power and reliability.
Metil forms part of the Texturas Gelification range by Albert y Ferran Adria. You can read more on his website to see uses and preparations.
• Available in powder form.
• Mix cold, shaking vigorously, and leave to rest in the refrigerator until it reaches 4° C for hydration. Next apply temperature up to 55° C. When the product cools it loses gel capacity and becomes liquid.