NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches

High-performance, natural* texturizers for your most delicate applications

Meet consumer demand for clean labels without compromising flavor, color, texture or performance

Recognizing ingredients, and avoiding artificial ones, is important to consumers and influences their purchasing decisions according to Ingredion's Proprietary Global Clean Label Consumer Study. But formulating for clean labels and consumer-winning claims like "natural," "all-natural," and "no artificial ingredients" while achieving creamy, smooth textures and maintaining your applications light colors and delicate flavors can be a challenge.

How can you formulate the clean and simple labels consumers want while maintaining your products' light colors, nuanced flavors, luxurious textures and expected performance?

With NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches and our clean label formulation expertise, we can help you achieve a consumer-preferred label while benefiting from a modified starch-like performance. We have what you need, even in your most sensitive cook-up applications, including clean label:

  • Dairy yogurts, desserts, custards, yogurt drinks
  • Soups and sauces white sauces, cooking creams, ready meals, dressings
  • Fruit and vegetable preparations — fillings, fruit preps, baby meals
  • Alternative meats and dairy products — vegan products, coconut and nut milks/yogurts

Designed for delicate applications

NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches offer outstanding flavor release and neutral color, making them ideal texturizers for white or light-colored applications with more subtle flavors.

Clean label alternatives for modified starches

Like modified starches, NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches provide viscosity and gel strength to help create creamy, smooth textures. These clean label ingredients also offer excellent freeze/thaw and shelf life stability and have a high process tolerance, ideal for products that undergo harsh processing conditions.

Consumer-preferred labels

Labeled simply as the starch source, such as corn starch or rice starch, natural* NOVATION® Lumina functional native starches offer the functionality of modified starches and support “natural” and “no artificial ingredients” claims. The clean label texturizers are also non-GMO and gluten-free, and do not require allergen labeling.

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*Manufacturers should consult regulations specific to all target markets. Of the countries that had provisions in place to regulate the term 'natural' in May 2019, these products meet criteria of a natural food ingredient in the UK, France, Ireland, and associated EU legislation, and the global ISO Technical Specification (ISO/TS 19657).
This information is intended to support the efforts of our customers to develop and implement an appropriate labeling strategy for products containing Ingredion’s products. In all respects, the ultimate decisions on how to identify claims on food packages and label ingredients on food packages remains with our customers. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies make no warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained above or the suitability of any of our products for your specific intended use. We urge you to carefully review the relevant regulations and to seek appropriate legal counsel as you determine the labeling requirements applicable to your products.