News in brief

Ingredion introduces potato starch texturizer for cheese

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

Ingredion's new potato starch texturizer is applicable to both dairy and non-dairy cheeses. Pic:©Ingredion
Ingredion's new potato starch texturizer is applicable to both dairy and non-dairy cheeses. Pic:©Ingredion
Ingredion Incorporated and food scientists working in the global network of Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centers have launched a new texturizer, PRECISA 604 modified potato starch.

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.

Related topics: Ingredients, Cheese

comments

Post your comment

We will not publish your email address on the website

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.