Ingredion Announces New Gelatin-Free Yogurt Solutions

ingredion logoIngredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has recently published a white paper: Formulating Gelatin-Free Yogurt with a New Cost-Effective Ingredient. This new white paper presents an overview of the evolving yogurt market with a focus on how ingredients, such as gelatin, can contribute to textural attributes; and the many opportunities formulators now have to replace gelatin for cost savings and labelling benefits.

yogurtYogurt offers manufacturers the opportunity to address a variety of consumer's taste and texture preferences. Today's typical yogurt formulations include milk, cultures, sweeteners and/or flavors and gelatin. Gelatin contributes several key attributes in yogurt such as smooth mouth feel, shiny appearance, stability and avoidance of syneresis. Yet, for all of gelatin's benefits, yogurt manufacturers are increasingly looking to either partially or completely replace gelatin in their formulations in reaction to its increasing prices, supply concerns, tighter regulations and labeling for dietary concerns.

Because of gelatin's critical functional properties, replacing gelatin in yogurt creates some formulation challenges. Ingredion's white paper reviews how its ETENIA 457 maltodextrin offers a unique gelatin replacement solution in yogurt. ETENIA 457 maltodextrin, a patented enzymatically converted potato starch, efficiently replaces gelatin without compromising sensory properties or stability, while meeting all the dietary requirements of kosher, halal and vegetarian/vegan.

"ETENIA 457 maltodextrin can build back or improve gel strength, giving yogurt manufacturers the ability to fully or partially replace gelatin while optimizing costs and fulfilling any dietary concerns," said Ivan Gonzales, Ingredion's Dairy Marketing Director. "In addition, it also effectively replaces gelatin in yogurt formulations and delivers similar mouth feel, stability and texture attributes provided by gelatin without compromising the eating quality of the final yogurt product."

Please contact Skidmore Sales for samples or additional information on Ingredion's new gelatin-free yogurt solutions.