Functional native starches

Signal quality with clean labels 

Clean labels are becoming increasingly important to consumers as their focus on health and wellness continues to grow. People want to know exactly what’s going into their food. That’s why you need simple recipes, with ingredients they recognise and trust.

As the pioneer in clean label ingredients, Ingredion offers the broadest range of specialty clean label starch solutions available. Having identified the clean label trend in its infancy, we can help you get the functionality you seek while offering the natural, organic and recognisable ingredient options consumers demand.

We have tested experience and formulation expertise in a wide range of applications – from creamy, Greek-style yoghurts to flavourful sauces, and from indulgent baked goods to refreshing beverages. Our broad portfolio of functional native starches can bring you the textural qualities and processing stability benefits you need, with the advantage of a simple, consumer-friendly label.

For example, our NOVATION® line of functional starches appears on labels as “corn starch” – a familiar and trusted ingredient – and includes certified organic and verified non-GMO ingredients. We have over 25 NOVATION® clean label starches that can help you formulate on-trend, clean label products rich in texture and taste, across a wide range of applications – even in challenging applications like dairy desserts, salad dressings and more.

Whatever your clean label challenge, we are here to help. From regulatory and formulation expertise to consumer insights and cost savings, Ingredion’s teams of technical and market experts can provide you with the solutions you need, with unapparelled efficiency and cost savings, so you can push past the expected.

What is clean label?

Ingredion’s de​finiton of clean label is based on customer and consumer insights. This definition supports:

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Free from additives

Remove or replace food additives in your formulations to increase consumer appeal

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A simple ingredient listing

Choose recognisable ingredients that don’t sound like they’re artificial or contain chemicals 

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Minimally processed

Process foods using traditional techniques that consumers understand and ​don't perceive as being artificial​​​​​

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Clean label claims with consumer appeal

We all know that clean label is good for consumers, but did you know it’s good for your business too? Find out how our pioneering, on-trend solutions can help you deliver healthy business returns.

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Our portfolio of functional native starches

Meet consumer demand for 'natural' food and drinks with simple, recognisable ingredient lists, without compromising on performance, stability or eating experience.

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NOVATION® organic starch

Explore our portfolio of NOVATION® clean label organic starches that can help you formulate on-trend products that consumers trust and love.

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NOVATION® Lumina starch

NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches offer all the functionality of modified starches while delivering optimal flavour, colour, texture and performance in light-coloured applications with delicate flavours.

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NOVATION PRIMA® starch

NOVATION PRIMA® clean label starches combine viscosity with high freeze/thaw stability, allowing you to produce in advance or store products for longer without compromising on the eating experience. 

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NOVATION® Indulge starch

NOVATION® Indulge starches are a range of co-texturisers to replace fat, protein and other ingredients in foods, offering increased indulgence, improved quality and/or cost savings.

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