Yoghurt dessert in a glass with fruit and granola

Ingredion launches organic instant functional native starch across Europe

November 19, 2020 | Clean and simple ingredients

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.

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 over a product’s shelf-life is avoided, guaranteeing a smooth consumer-preferred texture.

Esra Akmanli, Business Development Manager, said: “Now worth over €40billion in Europe, the organic market has doubled in size over the last 10 years[1], with one in seven product launches now organic[2].  With personal health and sustainability 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.”

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

Esra Akmanli

Business Development Manager

As detailed in Ingredion’s 'Get Ready for Organic Changes' guide under the new organic regulation, due to come into force on the 1st 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 31st 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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[1] https://www.fibl.org/en/info-centre/news/european-organic-market-grew-to-40-7-billion-euros-in-2018.html

[2] Innova Organic Europe

About the company

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With annual net sales of nearly $6 billion, the Company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. With Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centres around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company co-creates with customers and fulfils its purpose of bringing together the potential of people, nature and technology to create ingredient solutions that make life better. 

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