Cargill expands meat starch portfolio

By Aidan Fortune contact

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Processor expands starch range
US processor Cargill is to grow its portfolio of functional native starches with the addition of three potato starches designed for meat, meat alternatives and culinary applications.

Designed for mild processing conditions, the new starches boast “superior viscosity and improved sensory experience, without compromising on taste and appearance”​. The products will be available worldwide under Cargill’s SimPure brand.

“In today’s marketplace, consumers are scrutinizing product labels like never before,” ​said Laura Goodbrand, starch product line manager at Cargill Europe. “Changing consumer preferences highlight the desire for foods made with simple, recognizable ingredients, yet they still expect the same sensory and texture experiences. As we continue to grow our SimPure portfolio, delivering on those competing needs drives our product development efforts.”

The range is designed for use in low-processing conditions and offers food developers a range of options for both instant and cook-up applications.

“As a global leader, we continue to explore and invest in ingredients that help our customers deliver label-friendly products with great taste and texture,” ​added Kailee Petersen, starch product line manager, Cargill North America. “These new SimPure functional starches are proof of this ongoing commitment, and we will continue to expand the SimPure line, adding texturizing solutions that use familiar ingredients to provide the functional, label-friendly options our customers require.”

The SimPure native starch portfolio was launched in October 2017 to address consumer demand for label-friendly products. The first tailor-made starch, SimPure 99560, was designed to effectively replace modified starches in frozen meals and slow cooked meats.

Earlier this year, Cargill and its Danish potato starch partner, AKV Langholt AmbA, invested in a new potato starch production unit at their Langholt facility in Denmark. The new SimPure products have been produced at this state-of-the-art processing facility since then.

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