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 recognize 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 recognizable ingredient options consumers demand. 

How can functional native starch give me the performance I need and the eating experiences consumers want — all with a clean label?

Our broad portfolio of NOVATION® functional native starches can bring you the process tolerance, textural qualities and stability benefits of modified starch with the advantage of a clean and simple ingredient listing. The functional native starches label according to their base descriptions, such as “corn starch,” “tapioca starch,” rice starch,” and “potato starch” — all familiar and trusted ingredients.

  • Made with revolutionary processing technology
  • Over 35 different NOVATION® functional clean label starches available to help you formulate on-trend products rich in texture and taste
  • Perfect for everything from frozen meals and refrigerated dressings to shelf-stable bakery fillings and challenging applications like dairy desserts, salad dressings and more
  • Always non-GMO with certified organic functional native starch options

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.

Find all functional native starches

Choose from our range of functional native starches that deliver textural qualities and processing stability with the significant benefit of clean labels

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What is clean label?

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

Free from additives

Remove or replace food additives

A simple ingredient listing

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

Minimally processed

Process foods using traditional techniques that are understood by consumers and ​not perceived as being artificial​​​​​

Let’s make your goals a reality

Agile collaboration. Deep formulation expertise. Broad portfolio of in-demand ingredients. Market research and consumer insights.


*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 starches 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.