16/05/2019 | Ingredients

Ingredion launches corn-based clean label starch for reduced fat and indulgent textures

Ingredion has added a new functional native starch to its portfolio of clean co-texturisers with the launch of Novation Indulge 2920 starch. The new product is a corn-based starch which reportedly can support lower-fat and lower-calorie products and the production of foods with a healthier profile. It enables food producers to improve mouthfeel by offering the same functionality as a modified starch while replacing or reducing ingredients such as fat and oil.

Available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the starch can be used across a range of products including cakes and bread. It offers a consumer-friendly ingredient listing of “starch” (or “cornflour” in the UK). It can also enable cost savings by replacing raw ingredients such as fat and oil without compromising texture.

Other production benefits include the ingredient’s functionality in low-shear instant applications and throughout broad processes from low shear to cold process. In addition, the starch is agglomerated, making it easier to disperse. This also brings the potential to reduce the volume of dust typically generated by fine powders during the manufacturing process.