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Ingredion launches new rice-based NOVATION® starches for superior texture stability in foods

Clean label expert, Ingredion, is extending its broad portfolio of clean label starches to 30 products with the launch of two multifunctional starches

Clean label expert, Ingredion, is extending its broad portfolio of clean label starches to 30 products with the launch of two multifunctional starches.

Derived from rice, NOVATION® 8300 and NOVATION® 8600 starches will enable manufacturers to develop on-trend, consumer-winning recipes with indulgent textures and a consumer preferred simple ‘rice starch’ label on the ingredients list.

The two new starches combine moderate to high process tolerance with excellent texture stability.

NOVATION® 8300 and NOVATION® 8600 will perform well under the most challenging conditions, including high brix and high protein content.

The two new ingredients are suitable for use in moderate to high processing conditions for applications in frozen, refrigerated or ambient storage. This includes fruit preparation and dairy desserts, as well as soups, sauces and ready meals. Bolstering its portfolio of clean label products, Ingredion’s
NOVATION® 8300 and NOVATION® 8600 starches have already been successfully introduced across the US and APAC regions, but are now available in Europe.

With a naturally small granule size, rice starch delivers a rich and creamy texture in products such as yoghurts, soups and sauces.

Mona Schmitz-Hübsch, European Marketing Manager at Ingredion, says: “As the trend for clean label becomes progressively more mainstream, there is a challenge for manufacturers to create products that meet this need, taste great and maintain texture over their shelf life, even under challenging conditions such as high brix or high protein applications.

“Insights from our ‘Cracking the Clean Label Code’ report found that yoghurts are considered both a healthy option and a thick and creamy texture with a clean label. This is where the benefits of functional ingredients that support a natural positioning, such as rice starches, really come into their own.

“The superior texture stability of our new NOVATION® 8300 and NOVATION® 8600 starches allow manufacturers in fruit preparation to produce even larger batch sizes because the final product will keep a stable texture for longer. By producing larger batch sizes and reducing wastage from products that do not offer the same texture stability, manufacturers can make significant cost savings.

“The ability to produce more at a time significantly improves supply flexibility and allows manufacturers to take advantage of opportunities for higher sales in peak seasons.

“In recent trials, custard formulated with NOVATION® 8300 or NOVATION® 8600 starches showed a greater texture stability over the full shelf-life, whereas products using native waxy rice starches showed texture defects close to the best before date.”

The 2 new rice based NOVATION® functional native starches complement Ingredion’s over 25-strong portfolio of corn, waxy corn, tapioca and potato based functional native clean label starches. Over 20 years of formulation experience with wide a range of clean label ingredients, Ingredion’s team of culinologists and technical experts can guide manufacturers through the development process and get to market quicker. From recipe reformulations to processing advice, Ingredion has the right balance of skills and food loving culture to ensure the end product meets the high standards consumers have come to expect.

To find out more about Ingredion’s NOVATION® 8300 and NOVATION® 8600 rice starches, visit emea.ingredion.com

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About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and other vegetables and fruits into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make yoghurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and face creams silky. The main trading companies within the EMEA region are Ingredion UK Limited, Ingredion Germany GmbH and Ingredion South Africa Pty Limited. Visit emea.ingredion.com to learn more.

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