USA— Cargill plans to introduce a soluble corn fiber ingredient commercially next year, and Kemin Industries has introduced Shield Pure, a mold inhibitor that offers bakers a one-to-one replacement for synthetic mold inhibitors.

Soluble corn fiber (SCF) is a type of fiber that’s made from partially hydrolyzed corn starch. SCF is commonly used to add more fiber to foods and thicken products like soups and dressings.

With a minimum 80% fiber content on a dry basis, the ingredient enables a high fiber claim in products.

The plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free ingredient may be used in foods to increase sweetness without the need for additional sugar.

According to Minneapolis-based Cargill, the soluble corn fiber has half the calories of sugar and minimally impacts color and texture.

Potential applications include baked foods, cereal, beverages, confectionery items, dairy items, fruit preparations and pet food. 

Meanwhile, Kemin Industries has introduced Shield Pure, a mold inhibitor that offers bakers a one-to-one replacement for synthetic mold inhibitors.

“Today’s bakers need effective and clean label solutions to prevent mold spoilage in their baked goods,” said Courtney Schwartz, marketing director for Kemin Food Technologies – Americas.

“Shield Pure is a clean label, cultured dextrose product that makes it possible for bakers to replace dry calcium propionate and propionic acid.”

Shield Pure has been shown to extend the shelf life of baked foods such as white bread and tortillas.

“This new technology is a great addition to the Kemin portfolio of bakery solutions that helps bakers overcome formulation and process challenges to formulate the perfect baked goods, flatbreads and tortillas that stay fresher and safer, for longer,” she said.

Kemin Industries is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.

The company offers solutions across various industries including animal health, nutraceuticals, pet food, food technologies, crop technologies, textiles, aquaculture and animal vaccines.

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