Beneo launches instant functional rice starch for clean label applications

By Jim Cornall contact

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Beneo said the new ingredient delivers soft and creamy textures and product stability, even under harsh processing conditions such as shear and acid.  Pic: Beneo
Beneo said the new ingredient delivers soft and creamy textures and product stability, even under harsh processing conditions such as shear and acid. Pic: Beneo

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Beneo, a manufacturer of functional ingredients, has announced the launch of its new precooked functional native rice starch, Remypure S52 P.

It allows food manufacturers to produce clean label food preparations, such as cold processed sauces, dressings, dairy desserts and bakery fillings with an instant functional native rice starch.

Beneo said the new ingredient delivers soft and creamy textures and product stability, even under harsh processing conditions such as shear and acid.

Remypure S52 P is available globally, enabling food producers to further embrace the clean label trend, using rice starch. As consumers continue to avoid products that contain artificial ingredients, transparent and simple labels are on the rise worldwide. Recent Mintel research has shown that one in four food and beverages launches carry a clean label claim and this increases to one in three for sauces and seasonings.

Also, Beneo’s own consumer research showed half of UK and three out of five German consumers “intentionally avoid foods and/or beverages with artificial ingredients and look for natural products instead.”

Applications such as food dressings, sauces and dips, bakery fillings, or dairy desserts, traditionally have to withstand acidity and/or high shear during preparation, and it can be challenging to maintain optimal functionality under these conditions. The company said the Remypure S52 P pre-cooked starch performs as well as modified starches in cold processing conditions that involve low pH and/or high shear, whilst being clean label at the same time. 

Beneo said its market research shows rice is seen as a familiar and healthy ingredient by the large majority of consumers. Furthermore, it brings added creaminess and mouthfeel to any recipe, thanks to the unique characteristics of the rice starch granules.

Benoit Tavernier, product manager specialty rice ingredients at Beneo, said, “With the increasing demand from consumers for transparent product labels, we are always looking for ways to help our customers meet these market demands. Remypure S52 P has been developed for food producers searching for an instant clean label texturizer for food preparations that can withstand harsh process conditions, whilst giving an additional creamy aspect to the texture of the end product.

“It is the first rice starch of its kind on the market for this type of application and has already been well received in a range of taste tests. With the now extended Remypure range of functional native rice starches, BENEO is well set to support existing and potential new customers in their development process of various new clean label products.”

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