Avebe launches new potato starch

26 Jun 2015

Avebe has introduced Eliane Gel 100. It is a potato starch with what Avebe says are unique properties that allow food manufacturers to create high quality, creamy and indulgent fat reduced soups, dressings and sauces. With Eliane Gel 100, the company claims that up to 50% fat reduction can be achieved, while retaining a buttery […]

Avebe launches new potato starch

pumpkin-thick-soup-23892670Avebe has introduced Eliane Gel 100. It is a potato starch with what Avebe says are unique properties that allow food manufacturers to create high quality, creamy and indulgent fat reduced soups, dressings and sauces.

With Eliane Gel 100, the company claims that up to 50% fat reduction can be achieved, while retaining a buttery mouth feel and excellent taste. Besides its taste and texture, ELIANE GEL 100 is also said to be easy in processing with a high sheer resistance, and works both in cook up powder mixes and in UHT processed soups and sauces.

“We have developed a unique new starch that gives our customers the opportunity to develop healthier but still very tasteful products,” said Avebe’s Market Manager Christer Andersson. “Customers asked for the combination of excellent taste and less fat for long time. The health trend is going on for quite a while now but with this latest development from Avebe it is proved that health and good taste can be combined!”

Eliane is described as a ‘waxy potato’ starch containing more than 95% amylopectin which allows preparation of foods with unique functionality, textures, expansion characteristics and cost saving opportunities. It is, according to Avebe, the world’s first amylopectin potato starch obtained through traditional breeding techniques.

Health and wellness trends encourage consumers to look for lower fat and reduced cholesterol versions of familiar full fat products – but without any reduction in quality, texture or taste, Avebe notes, pointing out that it offers food manufacturers a range of solutions for reduced fat, premium quality and great performance.