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As consumers continue to demand cleaner labels, suppliers have been driven to produce more starches that will allow confectionery products to be labeled as such. And manufacturers seeking to improve production efficiencies have also led to start innovations.
There’s been an increased interest by confectionery as well as pharmaceutical companies to produce candies that deliver specific nutraceutical benefits, be they vitamins, weight control, cold prevention, etc. So where to starches come into play?
Starches and pectin offer candy makers alternatives
April 15, 2014
While candy may not seem like the first thing many would imagine a vegetarian sacrificing, those in the confectionery industry know why those who stick to plants have avoid marshmallows and gummiesl — gelatin.
As the industry innovates, choices more closely resemble gelatin
April 15, 2014
It turns out that candy companies have all sorts of reasons for wanting to avoid gelatin — to save money, create a different texture, or be able to officially claim that their gummies are vegetarian, kosher or halal.
“Organic compliance is still a niche market,” says Wen Shieh, technical leader for Cargill’s Texturizing Solutions. “Yet it is a market that traditional moulding starch will not be able to meet the regulations.”