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INGREDIENTS
structural
SUPPORT
Starches help pet food and treat products take shape (and texture).
By Jordan Tyler | jtyler@sosland.com
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Although not an essential nutrient for dog and cat nutrition,
starches are an essential aspect of formulation and
processing. Product attributes and processing methods
determine which type of starch ingredient is best for
each application.
Derived from plant-based foods, starches are polysaccharides
containing two types of glucose molecules:
amylose and amylopectin. Different starch ingredients
contain different ratios of amylose and amylopectin,
and that ratio determines each ingredient's functionality,
according to Patrick Luchsinger, marketing manager,
nutrition and pet food, Ingredion Incorporated,
Westchester, Ill.
" For example, tapioca starch typically has 17% amylose
and 83% amylopectin, which helps to provide extended
stability and freeze/thaw stability in canned
pet loaves, " Luchsinger said. " Conversely, pea starch
typically has 35% amylose and 65% amylopectin, which
helps provide firmness and structure in canned loaf type
products. "
Starch molecules are gelatinized, or broken down,
when subjected to water and heat. This gelatinization
makes the starch digestible and contributes to texture,
structure and expansion of the final product. This makes
selecting the right starch for the right application essential
for processors.
" Starches can provide a host of functional benefits, including
help with water binding, viscosity, freeze/thaw
Emerging cleanlabel,
grain-free
options such as
tapioca starch can
help processors
meet increased
demand for texture,
appearance
and ingredient
familiarity.
Ingredion Incorporated
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