Tate & Lyle’s new CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches give manufacturers similar functionality to modified food starch—plus the added benefits of a clean taste and clean label. 

CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches help manufacturers to meet increasing consumer demand for simpler ingredient lists. This trend is supported by the fact that nearly 25% of new product launches globally were positioned as label-friendly in 2013 (Innova Market Insights).

“Tate & Lyle recognized the need for a high-performing starch with similar functionality to a modified starch with all the benefits of a clean label,” says Esther Van Onselen, Tate & Lyle’s global marketing category director, Texturants and Convenience Foods. “Although consumers demand simpler ingredient labels, taste and product experience are still primary drivers. The CLARIA® line helps provide a solution to address both of these needs.”

CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches outperform other clean-label starches when it comes to meeting consumer expectations for taste, texture and appearance. Internal colourimetric and sensory testing demonstrates that the CLARIA® line has a very neutral flavor profile and color that is comparable to modified starches. This facilitates their incorporation in food categories that have historically had limited options with functional clean-label starches.

In addition to meeting high sensory standards, CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches let manufacturers formulate with similar functionality of a modified food starch. The patent-pending technology of the CLARIA® line enables tolerance to shear, heat and acid, even under extreme conditions like ultra-high-temperatures (UHT) and homogenization. It also demonstrates high thickening efficiency and texture consistency over time.

“Tate & Lyle’s technology is unique in the marketplace because it enables the use of a simple ‘starch’ label and similar performance to modified starches, with a clean taste and neutral color,” says Werner Barbosa, platform leader, Texturants at Tate & Lyle. “The technical and scientific advancement lies in Tate & Lyle’s proprietary processing, which allows the CLARIA® starch granules to remain intact throughout different processing conditions.”

CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches are versatile across a broad range of applications and sophisticated processes including soups, sauces, dressings, prepared meals and yogurt. The full line includes three products that have different levels of process tolerance: CLARIA® Essential, CLARIA® Plus and CLARIA® Elite.

Food and beverage manufacturers in North America, Europe, China, Australasia and Latin America can now partner with Tate & Lyle to formulate with the CLARIA® line.

“We have a world-class team of applications experts eager to co-create with manufacturers to bring the next generation of cleaner-label products to market with CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches,” notes Jim Carr, director food applications, Tate & Lyle. “With our extensive expertise in ingredient formulation, we can help customers solve their texture challenges across a wide range of applications.”

With the introduction of CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches, Tate & Lyle offers manufacturers more choice to develop label-friendly new products. The CLARIA® line forms part of a full portfolio of label-friendly solutions including SODA-LO® Salt Microspheres, TASTEVA® Stevia Sweetener, PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract, PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre and PromOat® Beta Glucan.—Tate & Lyle, www.tateandlyle.com and www.clariastarch.com.