Starches offer breaded product makers a healthier alternative

By Noli Dinkovski contact

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The naturally produced starches can be used with meat, seafood or vegetables
The naturally produced starches can be used with meat, seafood or vegetables
The unhealthy perception of breaded and battered food is being challenged by a set of new wheat starches claimed to enable the creation of clean-label products rich in texture.

Targeting the convenience market, German firm Kröner-Stärke is offering the naturally produced starches for use with meat, seafood and vegetables.

Coaster is a ready batter mix for fresh or frozen fish, meat and vegetables. Similarly, Sanostar is a wheat starch tailor-made for ready batters – but in gluten-free and organic form.

Hot swelling starch

Stikker, meanwhile, is a native, hot swelling starch intended for breading systems or as a main ingredient for batters.

The starches not only allow the batter to be declared a clean-label ingredient, they are also designed for good adhesion, crispiness and coating stability, Kröner-Stärke said.

When used in a coating, they produce a protective film around the food, which also inhibits fat uptake when the product is fried – meaning food processors can offer a healthier overall product, it added.

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