Create delicious convenience with starches

Starches are some of the most flexible and essential ingredients in the world. These versatile, can-do ingredients deliver a number of benefits when used in food and beverage formulations — including thickening and binding, freeze/thaw stability, reduced costs and much more. 

Ingredion’s broad portfolio of in-demand ingredient solutions can make your foods and beverages stand out on the shelves for all the right reasons. When you partner with Ingredion, you’ll gain access to our teams of technical and market experts around the world. We’ll choose the right starch for you, whether it’s modified for top-notch performance or naturally functional for enhanced label appeal — with all the texture you need. 

Offer clean and simple labels, boost nutrition and improve the sensory appeal of your products with our tested experience and formulation expertise. Explore how our industry-changing starch solutions can help you drive a new way forward. Together, we can achieve functionalities you never thought possible. 

Functional native starches

What if you could get all the functionality you need from your food products while offering the "natural", organic and recognizable ingredients consumers want? 

Our NOVATION® functional starches deliver the processing and stability benefits of traditional modified starches with the advantage of a simple, consumer-friendly label, such as “maize starch,” “tapioca starch,” “potato starch” or “rice starch.”

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Native starches

It doesn’t get much simpler than native starches. These straightforward starches help you cook up satisfying textures and bright flavors. Or add body and thickness to your foods. Our plant-based native starches offer many of the basic performance qualities you need. Just more simply and effortlessly.

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Modified starches

When food scientists discovered how to modify starch — to thicken pie fillings and keep canned soups hearty — they knew they were onto something big. Modified starches opened the door to a whole new world of food possibilities that persists today, with busy families seeking convenient, great-tasting meals and snacks — on the table or on the go. 

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Learn more about texturizers

Whether you’re formulating for a specific characteristic or simply interested in learning more about an ingredient, our Texturizer Solutions page has all the information you need.

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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, NOVATION® functional native starch 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.