Enliven snacks with healthy ingredients and snappy food textures
Snacks are an experience all on their own and consumers want the right mix of satisfying crunch and crisp. Along with the textures your customers crave, they now want "better for you" options in their snack foods, including fiber and whole grain. The Ingredion texture team can help you achieve texture solutions that translate consumer desires into delectable products.
With our new line of pulse proteins, you now have the option to boost the nutrition content of your snacks due to the higher protein and fiber content of our pulses. Or add fiber, digestive and weight management benefits to your snacks without affecting taste, texture or production with HI-MAIZE® resistant starch.
Chips, crisps and crackers
It is the crispiness of the chip. The lightness of the puff. The crunchiness of the first bite. Get crackers with just the right crisp and crunch. Range from tender and delicate crispy textures, to snapping or shattering crunchy textures—and in between to a new region we call CRINCHY™ textures. Start with a core of proven baked snack texturizers for your sheeted cracker and fabricated chip texture needs.
Extruded snacks and pellets
Get light and crispy extruded snacks. Our portfolio of ingredients allows you to control expansion while differentiating the texture of your snack. In addition you can create better for you snacks that are lower in fat because they aren’t fried and that deliver nutritional benefits in your snacks like dietary fiber and protein enhancement.
Reduce fat and calories in your baked snacks or create a non-GMO, gluten-free version while maintaining the same texture as an original formula with our broad portfolio of innovative ingredient solutions.
Would reducing breakage help you save on costs? Our starches create the binding power needed to prevent snack breakage and fractures. Your products will be delivered to the consumer looking just the way they did when you sent them out.
Cereals and cereal bars
Now you can add the nutritional benefits of protein to a wide range of cereals and cereal bars to address consumers need for protein-rich, clean label products. Plentiful and sustainably sourced, VITESSENCE™ pulse-based proteins can boost the nutritional profile of your formulations and also help support popular label claims such as non-GMO, gluten-free and low allergen.
Nutritional bars are becoming mainstream products and are being driven by a healthier image which appeals to a wider audience. Key consumer trends that are growing the segment include preferred textures, lower sugar content, higher protein content, higher fiber content and fewer unrecognizable ingredients. Our portfolio of nutritional bar ingredients can help you deliver on key consumer trends.