A&B Ingredients

May 16, 2007
Rice starch adds creaminess, consistency to soups

A&B Ingredients says its wide range of rice starches and rice flours now gives soup producers a powerful weapon in their battle for creaminess and consistency. The company says a small amount of rice starch emulsifies oils and broth while imparting no off taste to natural soups to increase it appearance. Other benefits of rice starch include syneresis prevention or the separation of liquid from solids. Also the rise in popularity of rice starch is clean labeling as more and more consumers are demanding products without additives, preservatives or unnatural-sounding ingredients.