Beneo's instant functional rice starch for clean label application

Precooked functional native rice starch, Remypure S52 P
Beneo's instant functional rice starch for clean label application
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Beneo, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced the launch of its new precooked functional native rice starch, Remypure S52 P. For the first time, 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. The new ingredient delivers soft and creamy textures and excellent product stability, even under harsh processing conditions such as shear and acid.

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

Applications such as food dressings, sauces, dips, bakery fillings, or dairy desserts traditionally have to withstand acidity or high shear during preparation. It can be challenging to maintain optimal functionality under these conditions. The functional native texturizer Remypure S52 P offers manufacturers a better solution to this problem. This pre-cooked starch performs just as well as modified starches in cold processing conditions that involve low pH or high shear whilst being clean label at the same time.

Consumers worldwide are looking for authentic and natural ingredients. For example, half of UK and three out of five German consumers "intentionally avoid foods or beverages with artificial ingredients and look for natural products instead". According to recent global research, when asked why consumers were interested in eating cleaner, almost three out of every five consumers (62%) said it was because it was healthier.

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 rice starch granules' unique characteristics. Remypure S52 P has performed well in taste trials, with spoonable dressings, ranch dips and bakery creams tested all receiving positive feedback, particularly regarding the recipes' creamy textures and stability.

Benoit Tavernier, product manager Specialty Rice Ingredients at Beneo, commented, "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 end product's texture. 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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