NOVATION® functional native starches

Process tolerant, clean label texturizers

Formulate food and beverages with ingredients consumers accept, expect and prefer

People want to know exactly what’s going into their food and beverages. That’s why you need to develop products containing the clean label ingredients consumers recognize and trust. Formulating additive-free, “natural” food with consumer-preferred ingredients to drive appeal inside and out can bring commercial and technical challenges.

How can you meet consumer demand for natural* clean label food and beverages without compromising flavor, color, texture and performance?

Look to Ingredion for a full continuum of clean label functional starches to replace ingredients perceived as undesirable in existing products and develop new products while meeting your complex functionality and manufacturing needs. With NOVATION® functional native starches, you get the texture and process tolerance offered by a modified starch — and the simpler ingredient listing consumers favor.

Our portfolio of more than 35 clean label NOVATION® functional native starches made from waxy maize, waxy rice, tapioca and potato enables you to:

  • Dairy, yoghurts, desserts
  • Soups, sauces and dressings
  • Frozen/Refrigerated ready meals and sides
  • Fillings, fruit and vegetable preps
  • Alternative meat and dairy products
  • Baby food and meals
  • Bakery and snacks
  • Pet food
  • Beverages

Bring high-performance to light-colored applications

Meet “natural” product demand without compromising flavor, color, texture or performance with NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches.


Formulate consumer-preferred, clean label products

  • Baby food and baked goods
  • Soups, sauces and dressings
  • Dairy, fillings and fruit preparations
  • Alternative meat and dairy products
  • Frozen ready meals and sides
  • Beverages
  • Pet food

Documented non-GMO

Get the assurance of non-GMO quality worldwide. We’ve built a trusted supply chain for ingredients that are verified by the U.S.-based Non-GMO Project. And that’s not all. Our decade-old TRUETRACE® program also tracks NOVATION® ingredients every step of the way.

See our list of Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients

Clean label expertise and industry-changing ingredient solutions

As the pioneer in clean label ingredients, we make it our business to understand what consumers want from their food and beverages so we can help you overcome challenges and prioritize your product renovation and new product development efforts.

NOVATION® functional native starches

Featured ingredients

Functional native starch Description Type

Provides extended cold shelf life stability with superior resistance to heat, high shear and low pH

Instant corn starch

Like NOVATION PRIMA 340 functional native starch but with faster dispersion

Instant corn starch

Provides very good freeze/thaw stability and can withstand high temperature and shear at a neutral or low pH

Organic waxy corn starch

Provides moderate freeze/thaw stability and can withstand moderate temperature and shear at a neutral or low pH

Organic waxy corn starch

Provides the highest process tolerance for light-colored applications with delicate flavors

Corn starch

Provides process tolerance

Cook up corn starch

Provides good process tolerance, yields a short texture and smoothness

Organic instant waxy corn starch

Provides fair process tolerance, gelling and set properties

Instant potato starch

Provides excellent frozen or refrigerated shelf life stability, with high resistance to heat, moderate shear and low pH. Smaller particle size

Cook up waxy rice starch

Provides excellent frozen or refrigerated shelf life stability with moderate resistance to heat, low resistance to shear and low pH. Smaller particle size

Cook up waxy rice starch

Let’s make your goals a reality

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*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).

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.