Loryma launches E number-free adhesion starch

Native wheat starch Lory Starch Saphir pure optimises coating stability

The clean-label, wheat-derived, native adhesion starch from Loryma is unmodified and does not need an E number. Due to an innovative production process, Lory Starch Saphir pure is as efficient as conventional modified starches, and provides optimum adhesion properties for all types of substrate coatings.

By simply declaring it as “wheat starch”, the adhesion starch meets current consumer preference for an easy-to-understand ingredient list without E numbers. This product is a superior version of the Lory Starch Saphir and replaces it in the Loryma range.

Adhesion for air bubble-free coating

Lory Starch Saphir pure has significant adhesion properties and forms vapour permeable films. This allows steam to escape through the coating, which binds optimally to various substrates such as meat, fish or plant-based alternatives. There are also no air bubbles or crumbling of the coating. Used as a functional ingredient in batter and tempura or as a pre-dust, Lory Starch Saphir pure provides a crispy surface while reducing fat absorption in the fryer. The wheat starch itself is neutral in taste and has a low viscosity, making it easy to use.

Dr Markus Wydra, head of research and development of starches and proteins at the Crespel & Deiters Gorup, was involved in product development. He explained: “Until now, manufacturers have had no choice but to forego the use of adhesion starches and their associated benefits if they wanted to declare their product free of E numbers. With the introduction of Lory Starch Saphir pure, however, we have developed a highly functional wheat-based solution that contributes significantly to a perfectly crisp breading.”