GERMANY – Kröner-Stärke, a German producer of natural wheat starches, has boosted its range of starch flakes to include a new instant porridge, pre-gelatinized wheat starch flakes, corn starch flakes, waxy maize starch flakes and whole flour starches for use in healthy clean-label food products. 

The company’s new starch flakes offer exceptional dispersion properties, making them easy to incorporate into any mixture, and immediately add to the viscosity of the product.

Full viscosity can be achieved without cooking, are excellent moisture absorbers and so can help to avoid lumping too.

“We are constantly developing our range of starches to provide food manufacturers with the raw materials that enable them to keep up with the latest eating trends. The pure nature of our starches makes them suitable for a wide range of products and an even wider range of consumers.

Food processors can depend on the quality and functionality of our flaky pre-gelatinized starches, many of which are also available in gluten-free or organic form too,” said Kröner-Stärke’s sales director, Henrik de Vries.

Kröner-Stärke has created flakes, which achieve a perfect texture and mouth-feel without compromising the desired flavor.

As the company takes a chemical-free approach to the production of all its starches, including grain processing using its own natural spring water, food producers are guaranteed a clean-label product with full traceability.

Their instant porridge mix is designed for healthy living with the young and more mature population in mind.

According to the company, the high quality, nutritious and satisfying product has no added sugar and is totally free from artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

Fruit may be added to the porridge to create a tasty meal

Potato starches, which are often expensive and problematic to source, will be replaced by Kröner-Stärke’s

The company has also introduced POMGEL, a wheat starch with a flaky structure that improves the shelf-life of baked goods.

It has high water-binding capacity and due to its superior wettability, guarantees lump-free mixing.