Creating foods for infants
From birth and as they grow, babies require food with optimal nutritional compositions and textures.
In infant formulae, ingredients need to meet strict microbiological standards. ULTRA-SPERSE® IMF starch supports anti-regurgitation effect and delivers a smooth texture. UNI-PURE™ IMF 2332 starch emulsifies oils and fats to stabilise special formulas based on hydrolysed proteins or milk-free formulas (suitable for infants with special medical requirements).
In baby food, a clean label is a must! Additives are not accepted by parents eager to give their children the very best. NOVATION® functional native starches work across all applications, delivering viscosity and stability with a clean starch label.
Creating foods for clinical nutrition feeds
Clinical or medical nutrition feeds are generally challenging for product developers due to high nutrient density and their complex composition.
Texture: For people with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), the right texture is essential to ensure safe swallowing. National™ 77-1760 viscosifying starch can be widely used to thicken beverages to enable dysphagia patients to drink. UNI-PURE™ T830 helps to deliver the right texture of nutrient dense crème desserts.
Low viscosity carbohydrates are preferred for use in nutrient-dense liquid tube and sip feeds. Highly effective in these challenging applications Crystal Tex™ LTF starch can also help to reduce sugar content.
Added fibre: NOVELOSE® 330 resistant starches improve the overall dietary composition of clinical food and beverages.