GERMANY- Ingredients specialist Loryma has launched a new adhesion starch, Lory Starch Saphir Pure, that optimizes coating stability and does not require an E number. 

An E number is used in the European Union to identify permitted food additives and it usually means that an additive has passed safety tests and has been approved for use.

The new clean-label, wheat-derived, native adhesion starch from the food ingredients specialist stands out from other such products on the market because it is not modified and does not need an E number. 

Thanks to an innovative production process, Lory Starch Saphir Pure is as efficient as conventional modified starches and provides optimum adhesion properties for all types of substrate coatings.

By simply declaring it as “wheat starch”, the adhesion starch meets current consumer preference for an easy-to-understand ingredient list without E numbers. This product is a superior version of Lory Starch Saphir and replaces it in the Loryma range.

Loryma, a member of the Crespel & Deiters group, is a producer of globally distributed wheat proteins, native and modified wheat starches, extrudates, and functional blends with the expertise of more than 40 years.

Its new ingredient adds to an impressive portfolio of ingredients that make solve different issues in food processing. 

Excellent adhesion for air bubble-free coating

For example, Lory Starch Saphir pure has excellent adhesion properties and forms vapor-permeable films. This allows steam to escape through the coating, which binds optimally to various substrates such as meat, fish, or plant-based alternatives. There are also no air bubbles or crumbling of the coating. 

Used as a functional ingredient in batter and tempura or as a pre-dust, Lory Starch Saphir Pure provides a crispy surface while reducing fat absorption in the fryer. The wheat starch itself is neutral in taste and has a low viscosity, making it easy to use.

According to Dr. Markus Wydra, Head of Research & Development Starches & Proteins at the Crespel & Deiters Group, “Until now, manufacturers have had no choice but to forego the use of adhesion starches and their associated benefits if they wanted to declare their product free of E numbers.” 

With the introduction of Lory Starch Saphir pure, however,  we have developed a highly functional wheat-based solution that contributes significantly to a perfectly crisp breading,” he added.

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