Ingredion has launched three new clean-label texturizing starches that enable manufacturers to create the ‘natural’ clean-label food and beverages, without impacting light colors, nuanced flavors or textures.
NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches support food and beverage manufacturers in making ‘natural’ claims and can enable them to formulate clean-label products with consumer-winning sensory qualities and excellent shelf life and freeze/thaw stability, the producer says.
The texturizing starches are also ideal for use in pale-colored or delicately flavored applications, as their neutral profiles allow flavors and colors to be delivered with increased intensity. This offers manufacturers the ability to maintain the most appealing qualities of their products – even in the most delicate of applications.
Delivering viscosity and gel strength comparable to that of modified starches, the three new natural ingredients are designed to perform across the full range of processing conditions. From the low-to-moderate conditions required for applications such as bakery cream fillings and fruit preparation to the challenging processing conditions of sauces, dressings, alternative dairy and UHT products.
They can be labeled simply as ‘corn starch’ or ‘corn flour’, are non-GM and are naturally gluten-free.