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AGRANA starch is a part of your daily life

What makes starch so special? The various fields of applications. Starch can be found in food, cosmetics, textiles, and personal care. From making bread to building a house, so many things are unthinkable without the use of starch. “Starch is our passion. We value nature – creating ingredients for you.” AGRANA’s carefully selected raw materials are corn, potatoes, and wheat. We produce natural and organic alternatives to conventional additives for the food industry and also for other industry areas. Starch in your food products AGRANA continuously identifies new applications and improves existing products, especially in the area of plant-based products. Grain proteins, such as wheat gluten are valuable products derived from starch processing and are an important ingredient for plant-based meat alternatives. AGRANA’s Vital Wheat …


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Ingredients Trend: Flexible and Tolerant H&F Pectin for Vegan Applications

Pectin was first discovered in fruits over 200 years ago. However, the possibility of using it in food production was only recognized at the beginning of the 20th century. Pectin is a natural fibre, which is found in apples along with citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and limes. This makes it a purely plant-based product and perfectly suited for vegan applications — it is used for texturizing and as a gelling agent, thickener or stabilizer. In many application areas, pectin can complement or even replace other texturizing ingredients, such as gelatine in fruit gums, marshmallows and panna cotta. As a complementary ingredient, pectin with starch can effectively combine the technological advantages of both stabilizers and generate additional benefits in bakeable fruit fillings or gummy …


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Ingredients trends: H&F Pectin improves starch-based vegan gummy confectionery

Gummy and jelly confectionery is a large and important segment of the confectionery industry. Manufacturers and consumers have particularly high demands on the taste, texture, and appearance of vegan alternatives. Starch is often the main ingredient used to gel vegan gummy confectionery. In contrast, the combination of starch with pectin offers a perfect alternative with many advantages over purely starch-based products: ✓ Shorter moulding time ✓ Less stickiness ✓ Better flavour release ✓ Increased throughput ✓ Earlier achievement of product firmness ✓ Reduced energy and storage costs You can save up to 5% starch and replace it with just 1.1% pectin without losing any of the essential texture properties! In addition, there are further advantages: ✓ The use of pectin leads to a less sticky …