July 24th 2018
ADM to add new line of specialty tapioca starches.
ADM has introduced a new line of specialty tapioca starches and tapioca maltodextrin ingredients in partnership with Vedan International Limited.
Long-established in Asia, Vedan is a premier manufacturer of fermentation-based amino acids, food additive and cassava starch-based products. The company’s reputation has been built on the quality manufacture of MSG, a key food additive lying at the heart of the unique tastes of Asia’s two billion consumers, according to the company’s website.
The Vedan brand is claimed to be considered essential throughout the food processing industries across Asia for its role in enhancing the flavors of a range of foodstuffs. It enjoys a huge and constantly growing market throughout Vietnam, Japan and the US, says the company.
ADM’s tapioca maltodextrin is non-GMO and is available in an organic version. ADM’s tapioca modified starches are also non-GMO. “Over the past few years, ADM has been focused on expanding the range of our starch-based ingredient options – especially those that are plant-based – to provide cleaner label options and solutions for customers,” says Kris DiTommaso, Vice President of ADM’s starch business.
“Tapioca’s neutral taste profile allows it to be used in a wide range of applications, and we are pleased to now add tapioca-based modified starches and maltodextrins to our growing Starch ingredient portfolio,” he adds.
Starches help improve stability by binding water in food systems and can also enhance mouthfeel and control viscosity. They are ideal in applications such as dressings, sauces, bakery fillings, ice cream, yogurt, soups, bakery, beverages, meat and dry sausage applications.