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High-performance, natural* texturizers for your most delicate applications

Meet consumer demand for “natural,” clean label products without compromising on flavor, color, texture and performance. Designed specifically for light-colored applications with delicate flavors, NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches offer all the formulation functionality of modified starches, helping you create yogurts, puddings, fillings, dressings and sauces with the sensory experience consumers expect and the labels they want.

Designed for delicate applications

NOVATION Lumina functional native starches offer outstanding flavor release and neutral color, making them ideal texturizers for white or light-colored applications with more subtle flavors.

Performance of modified starches

Like modified starches, NOVATION Lumina functional native starches provide viscosity and gel strength to help you create creamy, smooth textures. These products also offer excellent freeze/thaw and shelf life stability and have a high process tolerance, ideal for sauces, alternative dairy and other products that undergo harsh processing conditions.

Consumer-preferred labels

Labeled simply as “corn starch,” natural NOVATION Lumina functional native starches offer all the functionality of modified starches and support “natural” and “no artificial ingredients” claims. They are also non-GMO and gluten-free, and do not require allergen labeling.
*Manufacturers should consult regulations specific to all target markets. Of the countries that had provisions in place to regulate the term 'natural' in May 2019, these products meet criteria of a natural food ingredient in the UK, France, Ireland, and associated EU legislation, and the global ISO Technical Specification (ISO/TS 19657).

Explore our range of NOVATION Lumina functional native starches


  • Mild to moderate process tolerance


  • Mid to high process tolerance


  • Highest process tolerance
This information is intended to support the efforts of our customers to develop and implement an appropriate labeling strategy for products containing Ingredion’s products. In all respects, the ultimate decisions on how to identify claims on food packages and label ingredients on food packages remains with our customers. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies make no warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained above or the suitability of any of our products for your specific intended use. We urge you to carefully review the relevant regulations and to seek appropriate legal counsel as you determine the labeling requirements applicable to your products.


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