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High-performance texturisers enable manufacturers to meet growing consumer demand for “natural” products.

SINGAPORE, June 4, 2019 — Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today launched a new addition to its range of clean label texturisers: NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches.

NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches are specifically designed for light-coloured applications with subtle flavours. The texturisers’ neutral colour and flavour profile give manufacturers the ability to maintain the most appealing qualities of their products — even in the most delicate food applications.

Texturisers with the performance of modified starches NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches deliver viscosity and gel strength comparable to modified starches. They provide excellent freeze/thaw and shelf-life stability, and have high process tolerance — making them ideal for products that undergo harsh processing conditions.

Of the countries that have provisions in place to regulate the term “natural”, NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches meet the criteria of a natural food ingredient in the UK, France and Ireland, as well as associated EU legislation and the global ISO Technical Specification (ISO/TS 19657).

Functional native starches with label appeal

More consumers are shopping for clean and simple labels globally than ever before. According to an Ingredion proprietary study, “natural,” “all natural” and “no artificial ingredients” claims are the most influential factor in consumer purchasing decisions

Ingredion research also reveals that flours and starches rank in the top 10 of the most consumeraccepted ingredients. Labelled simply as corn starch, NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches are also gluten-free, non-GMO and do not require allergen labelling. Manufacturers should carefully consult regulations specific to all target markets.

Created for delicate food applications that demand mild flavours and colours

NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches provide neutral flavour and colour, enabling formulators to develop creamy, smooth textures without impacting light colours or delicate flavours of finished products. The starches are ideal for a wide range of food applications, including yoghurts, dairy desserts and custards, dairy drinks such as drinkable yoghurts and flavoured milks, white sauces including cooking creams and ready meals, dressings, soups (ready-to-eat), and fruit preps.

NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches are produced using Ingredion’s proprietary, innovative technology. The launch represents the first of many product introductions to be based on this proprietary platform.

Ingredion’s broad range of solutions enables manufacturers to find the right starches to meet consumer demand across a wide variety of applications. The experts at Ingredion’s Idea Labs® innovation centres use science-based problem solving to create starch solutions that support consumer-preferred claims and labels. Whether the goal is achieving a creamy texture, reformulating for a clean and simple label or simply improving the sensory appeal of delicate food applications, Ingredion’s array of NOVATION® functional native starches has a solution to fit every product need.

To learn more about NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches, or to find out how Ingredion’s technical, sensory, CULINOLOGY® and applications teams help food processors develop trend-connected, appealing foods at a reduced cost, contact Ingredion at +65 6872 6006 or visit

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