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Ingredion announces expanded relationship with Desert King International

Ingredion has entered into an expanded distribution agreement with Desert King International

News Date : 10/01/2014

Company will market, sell and distribute Quillajasapon in foaming agents

The Ingredion Group of Companies, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has entered into an expanded distribution agreement with Desert King International, the world's largest producer of Quillajasaponaria products, to be the exclusive global distributor of naturally sourced foaming agents for use in beverage applications. Ingredion will introduce these products to the European and North American markets under the FOAMATION™ brand on November 1, followed by a global rollout in 2015.

Desert King International has been producing food grade saponins since 1978 and is the leading producer of Quillajasaponaria-based products across segments ranging from pharmaceutical ingredients, agriculture, beverages and cosmetics.

“We are excited to partner with Ingredion to expand the use of Quillaja extracts in the beverage industry. With Ingredion’s support, we will not only broaden our presence worldwide, but our customers will also benefit from the company’s expertise in formulation, CULINOLOGY®, sensory, and more,” said Paul Hiley, president of Desert King International.

This agreement strengthens the relationship between the two companies, who have collaborated in the development and marketing of Q-NATURALE®, the world’s leading naturally based emulsifier for beverages, since 2007.

"We are delighted to extend our relationship with Desert King International and to add their high performance range of foaming products to the Ingredion global portfolio,” said Stuart Wilson, director, global delivery systems with Ingredion Incorporated. “These products are a welcome and complementary addition to the successful Q-NATURALE range of natural emulsifiers which are already well established in the market place." 





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About Ingredion
The Ingredion group of companies is a leading global ingredient solutions provider, specialising in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutritional ingredients. With customers in more than 100 countries, the Ingredion group of companies serve approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing pharmaceuticals and other industries. The main trading companies within the EMEA Region are Ingredion UK Limited, Ingredion Germany GmbH and Ingredion South Africa Pty Limited.  For more information, visit

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