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Special attention for special needs.
 

 A healthy formula.

 
Infants, toddlers and medical patients have different nutrition needs and tolerance than the general population. Give them both nutrition that is easy to swallow. Ingredion has the answer.
 
 

 Products and services

 

Products and services

Ingredion produces specialty starches and provides formulation assistance for your infant and toddler foods and specialized medical nutrition foods, such as those for dysphagia patients. In these unique nutrition fields, requirements are different and more stringent than in traditional food processing. For example, ingredients that go into infant formula must meet higher microbiology/contaminant standards than ingredients for any other food application.

 

 

 Applications

 

Applications

  • Native starches specifically developed for infant formula, follow-on formula or toddler's milk in powder form
  • Emulsifying starches for foods for special medical purposes, such as formulas for infants with allergies
  • Liquid dietetic products, such as complete tube or sip feeds or liquid infant formula
  • Jarred baby foods
  • Specialty starches for foods for dysphagia patients that make liquids easy to swallow and help enhance quality of life

 

 

 Challenges

 

Challenges

  • Counteracting milk regurgitation, which reduces nutrient intake in infants
  • Delivering the appropriate viscosity in liquid foods for dysphagia patients who cannot swallow properly
  • Requirements for lower microbial content
  • Delivering appropriate nutrition in a format that works for the particular individual or patient

 

 

 Market trends

 

Market trends

  • Fortification: Shift toward prebiotic and probiotic products (Parents want baby foods that go beyond basic nutrition) 
  • Organic baby foods: Clean Labeling and more wholesome
  • Growth in toddler products: Healthy snack options

 

 
 

 Infant & Clinical Nutrition new and now

 
NATIONAL™ 77-1760
Disperses easily in hot or cold water, milk, juice and coffee without lumping and yields a short texture. The increased viscosity improves swallowing characteristics and can be used to prevent aspiration of liquids by dysphagia patients.
 
NOVATION® 4086
An instant, Clean Label solution to freeze/thaw stability and textural improvements in baby foods. The functional native rice starch provides superior sheen and clarity.
 

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