Beneo expands portfolio with new organic ingredients

Beneo has expanded its chicory root fibre and rice starch ingredient portfolio with two new organic solutions. The launch of the new additions, comprising an organic waxy rice starch, Remyline O AX DR, and organic chicory root fibre, Orafti Organic, paves the way for Beneo to strengthen its position in the market.

The addition of Beneo’s new organic waxy rice starch, Remyline O AX DR, completes the existing portfolio of rice starches with the availability of organic solutions for both regular and waxy rice starch. Launching globally from July onwards, Remyline O AX DR unleashes new possibilities for product development.

As a waxy rice starch, it contains no amylose and therefore delivers stability and less syneresis, making it easier to maintain a stable texture throughout a product’s shelf life. Remyline O AX DR can be adopted for fruit preparations, as well as meat and poultry applications. Technical trials by the team at Beneo-Technology Centre have shown “positive result” for these applications, as well as for improving the texture of creamy desserts and yoghurts, Beneo claimed.

Marc-Etienne Denis, commercial managing director for specialty rice ingredients at Beneo, commented: “The launch of Beneo’s new organic waxy rice starch is an important milestone for us as it means we can now offer our customers organic variants for both our waxy and regular rice starches. We see great potential for this new solution, especially within meat and poultry, as consumers worldwide place special emphasis on organic products wen buying meat.”

Beneo’s new Orafti Organic is regionally grown and harvested by certified organic farmers in Belgium. Inulin and oligofructose remain the only proven plant-based prebiotics available, according to the International Scientific Association for Pro- and Prebiotics (ISAPP).

Available from September onwards, Orafti Organic enables manufacturers to add natural prebiotic fibres that will improve taste and texture, while also allowing for fat and sugar reduction in products across key applications such as dairy, cereals, bakery and confectionery.

Eric Neven, commercial managing director for functional fibre at Beneo, concluded: “Requests for organic chicory root fibre are constantly growing so we are please to be able to offer this solution to our customers, and be the first in the market to do so. Beneo is confident this move to expand our overall organic ingredients portfolio will be highly appreciated by the industry and shows particular promise for new product developments in this growing area of the market.”