Starches offer label benefits in salad dressing

by Jeff Gelski
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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — National Starch Food Innovation has made available an all-natural chipotle ranch salad dressing prototype for the North American market that showcases the functionality of Novation 4300 and 5300 native food starches. The two cold-water swelling starches withstand downstream processing such as heat, shear and recycling in a range of acidified foods. The functional native waxy maize starches combine the instant thickening performance of premium modified starches with a “corn starch” declaration.

The starches disperse readily in cold liquids for faster prep time and produce a smooth, short, high-quality texture in salad dressings, sauces, and gravies, and in fillings for bars, turnovers, or pies. Novation 4300 is a finely-powdered version for dry blending. Novation 5300 has a coarser granulation to blend into liquids without lumping.

“Consumers are more interested in natural than ever before, so there is definitely a growing demand for natural stabilizers, like our Novation products,” said Diana Briceno, marketing manager-wholesome ingredients. “Unlike typical native starches that usually break down immediately causing separation, gelling or a gritty undesirable texture, our latest Novation products give them the best of both worlds: a native thickener that appears as corn starch on the ingredient label, and outstanding smoothness in the final product.”

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