Centennial, CO (November 1, 2011) – Penford Food Ingredients, a leader in innovative carbohydrate systems and technologies, is adding to its impressive line-up of modified starch systems targeting the health and wellness market segment with the launch of PenFibe RS, a potatobased resistant starch. PenFibe RS contains about 85 percent dietary fiber on dry solids basis. Its bland flavor and color adapts well to a wide variety of applications.
“Penford Food Ingredients is on the fast track to building a line of innovative, consumer-right products for the vibrant health and wellness market,” said Penford Food Ingredients President John Randall. “PenFibe RS is a unique ingredient that delivers both health and functional benefits, in addition to being non-allergenic and maintaining a neutral taste and smooth texture. It’s a great addition to our portfolio of products.”
- Bakery products: breads, cakes, muffins, pastries, cookies, crackers, dry mixes, tortillas
- Gluten-free food products
- Sheeted baked and extruded snacks
- Breakfast cereals
- Nutrition bars
- Vegetable sauces
- Pasta and noodles
- Pet foods
- Low water-holding capacity allows for increased solids/bulk without affecting product quality
- Good recovery of fiber content level after manufacturing
- Contributes minimal viscosity to food systems
Health and Wellness Attributes
- Concentrated source of dietary fiber
- Reduces caloric content of food when higher calorie ingredients are replaced
- Reduces postprandial glucose levels
Penford Food Ingredients already has a robust line of modified starch systems targeting the health and wellness segment, including PenTech™ GF, the company’s system for gluten-free baking and coatings applications introduced last year and now a best-seller. Other new products are in the pipeline, including enhancements to the company’s gluten-free starch systems.
“PenFibe RS is a synergistic companion product to our gluten-free lineup,” notes Randall. “It has so many healthy attributes that are marketright. It’s non-allergenic, provides fiber and is non-GMO. That’s a winning combination,” he concludes.