Ingredion Incorporated introduces SUSTRA™ 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate, a clean label starch-based solution for manufacturers of energy-focused nutritional products including bars, shakes, mixes, snacks and supplements.

SUSTRA 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate is an innovative, easy-to-formulate ingredient that has been scientifically shown in Ingredion’s proprietary research to promote a lower glycemic index and steadier blood sugar levels over an extended period, leading to balanced, long-lasting energy. With its clean taste profile, sensory acceptance and appealing consistency, manufacturers can now easily develop convenient, consumer-desired energy products.

Made from native corn starch and tapioca flour, SUSTRA 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate has a simple label and can enable claims such as “low glycemic index” and “sustained blood glucose.”  In addition, it is gluten- and FODMAP-free and has no adverse osmotic or digestive tolerance effects. It is also certified in conformity with Ingredion’s TRUETRACE® program for non-genetically modified ingredients. 

“Ingredion’s proprietary research has shown that consumers are seeking more energy to help them be more productive and increase their overall well-being,’’ says Maria Stewart, PhD, clinical research lead at Ingredion. “Unlike some carbohydrates that cause a sharp spike followed by a drop in blood sugar, leading to a ‘crash’, SUSTRA 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate is designed to be slowly digested and produce a reduced glycemic response, an effect that has been confirmed in clinical studies.”

Ingredion has more than 100 years of technical expertise in the food and beverage industry, and is a leader in carbohydrate nutrition science. To learn more about SUSTRA 2434 slowly digestible carbohydrate or find out how the experts at Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centers use science-based problem-solving to boost the healthy appeal of your products, contact Ingredion at 1-800-713-0208 or visit

About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars. Visit to learn more.

About Ingredion Idea Labs

Ingredion Idea Labs™ science-based problem solving fosters ideas, innovations and solutions to help customers differentiate their products, optimize costs and get to market faster with greater success and profitability. Our network of 27 labs invites spirited collaboration through consumer insights, applied research, applications know-how and process technology. Visit