As the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops continues to gather pace, the future of Europe's non-genetically modified supply remains uncertain. However, Ulrick & Short Ltd, a UK-based clean label ingredients specialist, recently extended its crop range to include non-GM rice and waxy rice.
An extension of the company's Synergie range of functional flours and starches, the addition of rice ingredients will offer manufacturers a non-GM and allergen-free starch solution, while delivering even more texture capabilities.
The company works with crop growers worldwide and has the flexibility to source its raw materials from several geographical locations. This unique flexibility allows it to provide customers with a long-term, non-GM supply of all its clean label ingredients.
Sophisticated processing methods and formulation technologies developed by Ulrick & Short, coupled with meticulous grain selection, ensure that the company's new rice starches deliver superior resilience and extensive product capabilities.
Ideal for all processed foods, Ulrick & Short's range of rice starches deliver impressive textural qualities and as rice granules are smaller than other starches they are easier to digest and give extra body, enhanced mouth-feel and creaminess. Completely tasteless, these rice starches are perfect for delicately flavoured products and in particular dairy based items. Shear and freeze/thaw resistant, Synergie rice starches are also allergen free - another significant benefit for food producers.