Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, introduces PULPIZ™ Pulp Extender, an easy-to-use modified starch that brings exceptional pulp-like texture—even after processing—and in formulations with low tomato paste content. Tate & Lyle demonstrated PULPIZ can replace at least 25 percent of tomato paste in certain applications, delivering an innovative ingredient solution that can significantly reduce production costs in tomato-based soups and sauces without compromising taste or texture.
“Tate & Lyle leveraged its extensive starch expertise to develop PULPIZ and give our customers the ability to do more with less while maintaining taste, texture and meeting production goals,” said Werner Barbosa, global platform leader, texturants at Tate & Lyle. “Because PULPIZ can be easily incorporated into typical manufacturing processes, it offers an innovative and effective solution for manufacturers dealing with rising recipe costs and the volatility of the tomato paste market,” said Barbosa.
“The PULPIZ technology allows the product to hydrate rapidly, but still retain its particulate nature through harsh processing conditions, such as retort. This ensures the product’s pulpy texture will be retained regardless of the application” said James Smoot, senior research scientist. A Tate & Lyle descriptive panel found that pasta sauce incorporating PULPIZ Pulp Extender and 25 percent less tomato paste had the same pulpiness, tomato flavour intensity, viscosity and visual appeal than an all tomato sauce.
PULPIZ Pulp Extender can be used to partially substitute tomato paste or add pulpiness in convenience applications, including soups (both ready-to-eat or dry mixes), pasta and barbecue sauces.
PULPIZ Pulp Extender will be manufactured in both Europe and the U.S. and will be available to customers globally.