Rice starch offers a smooth and creamy texture with hypoallergenic properties, high digestibility, and lower viscosity development
Ingredion has announced it will launch Novation Lumina 8300 and 8600 functional native starches in EMEA during the first half of 2022.
The functional native rice starches are designed to improve colour and flavour release, enabling natural flavours and colours, even in white products. The starches also improve the company’s supply chain resiliency and reduce environmental impact.
The products are designed match consumer preference, allowing the label and functional benefits of rice starch to be applied to a wider range of products. While the supply situation in various parts of the world is still impacted by continued port congestions and availability of vessels and/or labour, Ingredion has invested in improving its internal processes, leveraging technology that enables manufacturing efficiencies that shorten its supply chain, reduce lead times and increase security of supply.
The technology used to produce the starches, combined with investments in operations, has led to a reduction in water consumption of approximately 6,000 MT per year and 585 MT annual CO2 emission equivalent. “After significantly expanding our Thai facility in June 2020, we harnessed our capabilities in manufacturing, Idea Labs Innovation Centers and Atlas proprietary consumer insights to identify ingredients and technologies that would address unmet customer needs. This resulted in the launch of the first ever multi-functional rice flours and now the introduction of these functional native rice starches,” said Daniel Haley, Global Platform Leader, Clean & Simple Ingredients, Ingredion.
Rice starch offers a smooth and creamy texture with hypoallergenic properties, high digestibility, and lower viscosity development, making it suitable for various applications. Waxy rice also has superior ambient, refrigerated and freeze/thaw stability compared to other commonly used crops, Ingredion claims, offering greater value over shelf life to manufacturers. The Novation starches provide moderate to high process tolerance and white colour with neutral taste, which enhances their potential use for manufacturers in retail and foodservice channels.