Perfecting texture without compromising on 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 gluten or lactose - either by choice or for medical reasons. Ingredients not only need to replace these substances, they also have to avoid compromises on taste and texture.
BENEO is a worldwide specialist in the exploration and development of rice varieties into highly functional starches and flours and highly digestible protein; as such valorising them into different food applications. Our naturally derived specialty rice ingredients improve body and mouthfeel, and give long-time crispy- or creaminess in low-fat foods, free from gluten or lactose.
Rice flour from BENEO is widely used in baby food like infant cereals thanks to the ease of digestion of both rice starch and rice protein, and the very interesting amino acid profile of the latter, being closely related to breast’s milk amino acid profile.
Our rice starch has a proven track record in many food applications thanks to its clean taste and beneficial impact on texture, ranging from improved creaminess in fat-reduced dairy products, over additional crunchiness in gluten-free cookies, up to increased crispiness of deep-fried snack products.
BENEO rice protein has an increased usage as plant based protein source in protein and energy bars, meal replacement mixes, baked goods, baby food and pet food thanks to its high digestibility, excellent amino acid profile and hypo-allergenicity.
Our specialty rice ingredients showcase a multitude of nutritional and technical benefits depending upon the food product it is used in.