Ingredion launches organic instant functional native starch in Europe

Ingredion EMEA has developed an organic instant functional native starch, which can be used in certified organic products and delivers the quality of conventional ingredients

The NOVATION 9460 organic instant functional native starch enables food manufacturers to tap into the lucrative organic food and beverage market, with an ingredient that consumers recognise and trust.

Made with waxy maize which is manufactured in Europe, NOVATION 9460 organic instant functional native starch answers today’s consumer demand for more sustainable products.

It can be used across a range of applications, including bakery fillings, quiche and other savoury fillings, cakes, ready meals, mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces and soft cheese desserts.

NOVATION 9460 organic instant functional native starch can help to solve many of the processing and stability challenges, faced by manufacturers, across numerous applications. It provides instant viscosity, enabling optimum control of rheological behaviour in cake batters, sauces or other semi-liquids.

It can also be used in sweet bakery applications, such as cream and fruit-based fillings or savoury applications to produce a high quality, premium appearance and texture.

Unlike instant organic starches on the market, NOVATION 9460 organic instant functional native starch is stable in acidic and shear environments, such as mayonnaise applications. As a result, gelling or water syneresis during a product’s shelf-life is avoided, guaranteeing a smooth consumer-preferred texture.

Esra Akmanli, Business Development Manager, said: “Now worth more than €40 billion in Europe, the organic market has doubled in size during the last 10 years, with one in seven product launches now organic."

"With personal health and sustainability are high on their agenda, consumers associate organic labels with stricter testing and greater transparency."

“But, creating products that have the quality and sensory experience that consumers love, while complying with the many regulations required for organic certification, can be a challenge. Ingredion has experience and expertise in functional organic texturisers, clean label and organic formulation, as well as deep consumer insights that can help our customers capitalise on opportunities in organic food and drink."

"NOVATION 9460 organic instant functional native starch guarantees process tolerance and shelf-life stability, enabling manufacturers to go organic without compromising on quality.”

As detailed in Ingredion’s Get Ready for Organic Changes guide, under the new organic regulation, due to come into force on 1 January 2022, processed foods can still be labelled as organic, provided that 95% of the agricultural ingredients are of organic origin/produced organically.

The remaining ingredients will need to be on approved lists of process aids, food additives, and non-organic agricultural ingredients. However, from 31 December 2022, non-organic starch from rice and waxy maize will be removed from use in organic foods, following this date only organic starches are permitted.

By working in collaboration with Ingredion’s team of application specialists, food and beverage manufacturers will learn how to reformulate and deliver consumer-loved and compliant organic products.

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