Tylose improves strength and reduces dry time when used in gum paste. It makes a product that is pure white in color. Tylose can also be used in baked goods to improve the quality and texture. In recipes calling for Gum Tragacanth, you can replace with an equal amount of Tylose powder. Add 1-2 tsp. of tylose to 1 pound of fondant for a for a firmer, more elastic product. Mix 1/4 tsp. tylose and 2 T. warm water to make edible Tylose "glue".