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Answering the call for nutrition benefits.

Consumer trends in nutrition and health inspire our solutions at the Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres. You can trace our offerings in fibre, resistant starch and protein, for example, to global demand for digestive health, weight maintenance and added protein solutions. We make it easy for you to make products that answer consumer demands.

Our approach to nutrition has deep roots in  science and is focused on peak performance. With Ingredion, you can be confident in your nutritional claims and build consumer trust in your products, whether you are addressing ‘nutrition plus’ challenges in energy or weight management, ‘nutrition minus’ challenges in sugar or fat reduction or helping sensitive populations such as infants and the elderly get the nourishment they need.    

Driving nutrition innovation

Through the Nutrition innovation springboard of the Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres, we begin and end with the consumer. By commissioning proprietary studies and surveys, we understand precisely what nutrition goals consumers hope to meet through the foods and beverages they purchase. We analyse how they respond to specific health claims on labels.

Armed with reliable insights, our experts then explore where we need to expand our robust portfolio of nature-based novel and proprietary ingredients, including prebiotic and soluble fibres, resistant starches, prebiotic oligosaccharides and more.

If you need help with nutritional product development now, our experts will work with you to develop prototypes for clinical study use. Ask for close, confidential collaboration with our nutritionists to validate the claims that will differentiate your products in the market, and rely on our regulatory expertise to align your product with local requirements.

We will perfect your enriched food or beverage formulation to make sure  it offers taste and texture as appealing as a traditional one. When your on-trend nutritional benefits are delivered in great-tasting yogurts,  snack bars, smoothies, chewable vitamins and much more, you win in the market.

Applied and clinical research in nutrition is bounding ahead in the Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres to help you answer tomorrow’s trends. At the heart of demand for nutritious foods is a desire to live longer, healthier lives. What if your foods and beverages could contribute to wellness by supporting health or assisting recovery?

Our scientists have focused on health management for many years to develop nutrition boosting ingredients. This research continues. Most recently, we have filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow a diabetes risk prevention claim for our heavily researched HI-MAIZE® resistant starch. If approved, this could make a significant contribution to the health and wellness market.

And that’s just one of the developments we’re working on. At Ingredion, we are always innovating to find new and better ways to keep consumers healthy and your products in demand. 

Here’s more detail on how we’re helping you address the challenges inherent in nutrition trends today.

Clean and simple

People associate clean and simple labels with healthier eating. With our natural ingredient solutions, you can deliver wholesome foods and beverages that meet clean label and provide extra nutrition.

Weight management

HI-MAIZE® resistant starch, available globally, is a unique dietary fibre that supports balanced energy, effective weight management, healthy blood sugar and improved metabolism in everything from nourishing baked goods and pasta to shakes and smoothies. WEIGHTAIN® satiety system, developed through patent-protected technology, is a wholegrain-based ingredient which helps consumers feel fuller for longer, so they consume fewer calories throughout the day. 

Reduce sugar

Look to our wide portfolio reduced-sugar and -calorie solutions—including caloric and non-caloric sweeteners, dextrose, high-intensity sweeteners, polyols and stevia-based sweeteners, including ENLITEN® Reb A stevia. You can count on a high-quality and consistent supply of this high-intensity, nature-based sweetener from Ingredion’s unique cultivar. DIAL-IN® Technology, developed by our experts to be the shortest path to perfect sweetness and texture, helps you get the right balance of functionality and appeal.

Gluten-free

With our wide range of functional flours, fibres, resistant starches, pulses and starches, you can meet the ever-growing trend for gluten-free foods. Choose from clean label ingredients, such as our HOMECRAFT® starch. Create gluten free flour replacement systems. 

Or select a modified solution, such as PRECISA® Bake and EXPANDEX® modified food starches, which offer remarkable texture and, as one bulk ingredient system, can eliminate the need for several other ingredients.

Digestive health

Our range of fibre offerings, including soluble fibres and prebiotic oligosaccharides, as well as resistant starches and insoluble fibres, help support digestive health and can be easily incorporated into bars, snacks, refrigerated beverages, dairy products, cereals and supplements.

Early life nutrition

You can put parents at ease with our BIOLIGO™ galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) ingredients, which nutritionally mimic human milk in support of healthy growth and development. Our ULTRA-SPERSE™ IMF series instant texturisers have a low protein content to make infant formulas easier to swallow.

Clinical nutrition

Older people with special nutritional requirements and intolerances need high-quality nourishment. For example, with our UNI-PURE® Dys-sperse dysphagia thickener, which instantly thickens liquids to make them easier to ingest, you can provide the nutrition dysphagia patients need while preserving the flavours and aromas they enjoy.

Work with us at an Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation center near you. 

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