Clean label viscosifier could boost yields in meat

By Niamh Michail

- Last updated on GMT

© iStock/tolisma
© iStock/tolisma

Related tags Meat Chicken Enzyme

Ingredion is launching a potato starch-based viscosifier that could increase processed meat yields by making it more slice more easily.

Suitable for processed meats, chicken nuggets and ready meals which include meat, the starch increases the product's water binding capacity which creates a firmer and juicier texture, the company said.

“It also reduces moisture loss in vacuum packed products to ensure less water is released following refrigerated storage, enhancing succulence and texture stability over shelf-life.” 

This makes it ideal for cost-sensitive meat applications and can improve yield by around 10 to 20%. A spokesperson for the company said it could ease processability such as slicing. “Novation Uno 190 gives processed meat a firm texture, and forms a gel, providing elasticity. These features allow the meat to be sliced easily, reducing waste.”

The ingredient, Novation Uno 190, is a functional native potato starch that can be labelled on ingredient lists as ‘starch’ or ‘potato starch’. “[This] is recognisable to consumers. It is not chemically modified and does not have an e-number,” ​the spokesperson added.

Ingredion conducted its own in-house tests which found that the starch is fully functional at lower temperatures, meaning the meat product retains its juiciness and flavor in applications that are cooked at lower core temperatures around 65 to 75°C.

The US firm is launching the product in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region only. 

Related news

Related products

show more

Antioxidants Verified by Science

Antioxidants Verified by Science

Corbion | 08-Mar-2023 | Technical / White Paper

There’s a color, taste, and aroma to the freshness your customers expect. Although oxidation naturally degrades those qualities over time, nature gives...

H&F pectin optimizes starch based applications

H&F pectin optimizes starch based applications

H&F – Innovative Solutions for your Product Developments | 24-Feb-2023 | Application Note

Make the starch based stabilization and texture of your products more flexible and attractive. Replace or supplement starch with pectin from Herbstreith...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more