RED BIRD BRAND IS REGISTERED TRADE MARK OF NIC STARCH PRODUCTS LTD. ESTABLISHED 1987
   
NIC STARCH PRODUCTS LTD. : The Producer of Modified Starch
     
   
Matching Starches to Applications for Food Manufacturer
The more versatility of modified starches, the more well suited for a wide variety of foods and the more frustrate to choose. The following table will help you to choose the appropriate starches.
   
Application Binders Viscosifiers Film-Formers Texturizers
Soups, sauces, and gragies === X, XS, PX, PXS === X, XS, PX, PXS
Bakery PN X, P, PX, PXS D, M P, X, PX, PXS, M
Diary N, M, A X, XS, P, PX, PXS === X, XS, PXS, A, PX, O, PO, M
Confectionary PO, O === O, PO, A ===
Snacks N, P, PN, PO, D === === ===
Batters and coatings X, PX, O P, PX D O, PO, D, M
Meat products N, X, XS, P === XS XS
N = Native starch, X = Cross-linked starches, S = Stabilized starches, O = Oxidized Starches, D = Dextrin,
M = Maltodextrin, P = Pregelatinized starches, A = Acid hydrolyzed
 
There are numerous factors to consider in the choice of a starch for use in a particular food system. You must examine all factors before choose the starches. These factors are desired properties of food (e.g., texture, mouthfeel, and viscosity) and the method of processing and the distribution parameters especially storage temperatures. An up-front strategy in which the various requirements of the food product are reviewd prior to selection of a starch saves time, frustration, and probably money in the product-development process.