Cargill has expanded its range of label-friendly functional native starches with the addition of three potato starches designed for meat, meat alternatives and culinary applications.
Designed for mild processing conditions, the three starches offer “superior viscosity and improved sensory experience” with no compromise on taste and appearance, Cargill said.
The products will be available worldwide under the SimPure brand, and will help Cargill’s customers to deliver on consumer preference for simple ingredients with superior texture.
The three new starches are SimPure 99500, a cost-effective texturiser that, because of its water-binding capabilities, creates a firm and meaty texture without the salty taste; SimPure 99530 for dehydrated culinary and dairy applications, which delivers “superior dispersibility” and eradicates lumping when mixed with hot water; and finally SimPure 99570 and 99571, two new instant viscosifying starches for cold prepared soups, sauces, desserts and fillings that can offer either a smoother or pulpier texture in final applications.
Laura Goodbrand, starch product line manager for Cargill Europe, said: “In today’s marketplace, consumers are scrutinising product labels like never before. Changing consumer preferences highlight the desire for foods made with simple, recognisable ingredients, yet they still expect the same sensory and texture experiences.
“As we continue to grow our SimPure portfolio, delivering on those competing needs drives our product development efforts.”
Designed for use in low-processing conditions, Cargill’s newest SimPure starches offer food developers a range of options for both instant and cook-up applications.
Kailee Petersen, starch product line manager for Cargill North America, added: “As a global leader, we continue to explore and invest in ingredients that help our customers deliver label-friendly products with great taste and texture.
“These new SimPure functional starches are proof of this ongoing commitment, and we will continue to expand the SimPure line, adding texturising solutions that use familiar ingredients to provide the functional, label-friendly options our customers require.”
SimPure was launched in October 2017 to address consumer demand for label-friendly products.
Earlier this year, Cargill and its Danish potato starch partner, AKV Langholt, invested in a new potato starch production unit at their facility in Denmark, which was officially inaugurated on the 24th of August 2018.
The new SimPure products have been produced at this processing facility, and Cargill said there are more products in development.
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