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Ingredion launches new clean label viscosifier which improves yield in meat

News Date : 07/24/2017

Ingredion has launched a new clean label, potato-based functional native starch for cost-sensitive meat applications. NOVATION® Uno 190 starch enables manufacturers to improve yield  by 10 – 20%  thereby delivering significant cost savings. .

Suitable for processed meats, chicken nuggets and ready meals which include meat, the new functional potato starch improves processability and increases water binding for a firmer and juicier  texture. NOVATION® Uno 190 starch also reduces moisture loss in vacuum packed products to ensure less water is released following refrigerated storage, enhancing succulence and texture stability over shelf-life. 

For cost-sensitive applications such as processed meats and ready meals, delivering the firmness, chew and importantly, the flavour that consumers love in meats, has long proved a significant challenge for formulators, explains Davy Luyten, Marketing Manager, at Ingredion EMEA.

With label claims increasingly key in purchasing decisions, manufacturers are also under pressure to ensure their products have consistent quality along with nutritional and clean label benefits to stand out from the crowd. We have developed the NOVATION® Uno 190 starch to ensure manufacturers needn’t compromise.”

Our new clean label texturiser is an affordable way to bridge the gap between native potato and other starch solutions currently available on the market. It gives improved processability and increases yields while maintaining the meaty taste, structure and texture consumers want.

Tests across several products also revealed that NOVATION® Uno 190 starch fully functionalises at lower temperatures, in comparison to many other starches currently on the market, to ensure a juicy and flavourful bite even in applications cooked at lower meat core temperatures around 65 to 75°C.

NOVATION® Uno 190 starch joins Ingredion’s portfolio of 25+ functional native clean label starches which enable food producers to formulate on-trend, clean label products. With extensive formulation expertise, Ingredion’s team of technical experts and culinologists can help manufacturers develop innovative, new textures and products tailored to consumer preference. From recipe reformulations to processing advice, Ingredion has the right blend of skills, knowledge and expertise to help manufacturers develop their end products to meets the high standards consumers have come to expect.

About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials 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 crackers crunchy, yoghurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fibre to nutrition bars. The main trading companies within the EMEA region are Ingredion UK Limited, Ingredion Germany GmbH and Ingredion South Africa Pty Limited. 

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