According to Ingredion, the product, currently available in the US, helps manufacturers create affordable processed and imitation cheeses with improved shred, melt and stretch in dairy and non-dairy applications.
The ingredient, an extension of Ingredion’s PRECISA series of starches, allows manufacturers to infuse dairy products with functional attributes while at the same time reducing and controling ingredient costs.
Improvements with affordability
Mike DiMarcello, director of the global texture springboard at Ingredion, said the challenge for food manufacturers is to maintain or improve gelling, melting and stretching properties in their cheese products without compromising on affordability.
“PRECISA 604 modified potato starch overcomes this challenge and, at the same time, delivers a desirable eating experience across a wide range of processed and imitation cheese products,” DiMarcello said.