Penford Food Ingredients, a leader in innovative carbohydrate systems and technologies, introduced two new GumPlete systems at the Research Chefs Association’s Culinology Expo in New Orleans. GumPlete® GF 101 is for use in gluten-free baked goods and GumPlete® BV 111 can be applied in instant beverage products.
“Using a synergistic blend of starches and gums can improve texture more effectively than an individual gum or starch could do independently,” says John Randall, president of Penford Food Ingredients. “Companies are combining gums and starches for maximum functionality. Using a single-source supplier reduces the possibility of over stabilization, or in some cases, the chance of gum and starches competing against each other instead of working together.”
Penford Food Ingredients recognizes the growing market of gluten-free baked goods. According to a Sept. 2014 Mintel Report, the gluten-free food category will grow an additional 62% before 2017—potentially reaching sales of $14.2 billion. GumPlete GF 101 improves texture in gluten-free baked goods applications such as bread, cookies, muffins and cakes. The blend combines starches and gums to provide structure and cohesion.
Like the gluten-free market, non-carbonated, ready-to-drink beverages have grown significantly during the last 12 months. Instant beverages account for 60% of the all new product launches, according to a November 2014 study by Mintel.
GumPlete BV 111 provides viscosity and suspension to instant beverages such as meal replacement drinks and smoothies. The blend of modified food starch and gums imparts a creamy texture and increases a beverage’s fiber content.
Penford Food Ingredients is now part of Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. Penford Food Ingredients supplies a broad family of starches based on potato, tapioca, rice and corn, as well as gum and gum blends which include synergistic mixtures of starches and gums.
Penford also develops formulations for food coatings, gluten-free products, marinades, cheese products, baked goods, snacks, sauces, confections and starch-based pet treats and toys. For more information, visit www.ingredion.us or www.penfordfoods.com.