Perfecting texture without compromising health
Consumers today expect great tasting food; be it a light crispiness, a rich creaminess or a crunchy bite-full – they want it all, even from a low calorie, low-fat product. In addition, many people today go without lactose or gluten – either by choice or because they are allergic to them. Ingredients not only need to replace these substances, they also have to avoid compromising taste or texture.
BENEO is a worldwide specialist in the exploration and development of rice varieties into highly digestible starches and flours as well as in their valorization into different food applications. Our naturally derived rice ingredients improve body and mouthfeel, as well as long-time crispiness or creaminess in low-fat foods free from gluten or lactose.
In addition, we offer different products based on vital wheat gluten – generally obtained by washing the starch out of wheat-derived flours.
BENEO rice ingredients cater for the extra-crunch in extruded products such as breakfast cereals, biscuits and deep-fried snack products. Rice starch is a natural fat replacer making dairy desserts, soups and sauces as well as fillings creamier.
One of the primary applications of vital wheat gluten is the adjustment of flour protein levels, which guarantees consistent product quality. Furthermore it is used as a meat substitute as it delivers a texture in vegetarian meals that corresponds to original texture of red meat, poultry or seafood.
|Allowing "all natural" products (clean label)|
|Enabling lactose-free and gluten-free products|
|Offering hypoallergenic features|
|Optimizing low-fat products|
|Acting as ideal dairy replacer|
|Enhancing structure & stability|
|Improving crunch & crispiness|
|Prolonging shelf life|
|Refining film & creaminess|
|Serving as natural whitener|
|Supporting moisture retention|