WESTCHESTER, Ill – Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has launched an online savings calculator for the confectionery market. This new calculator has been introduced to demonstrate significant cost savings when reducing or replacing gelatin with Ingredion’s innovative starch solution, while maintaining the chewy texture and glossy appearance consumers expect from their indulgences.
Ingredion introduced this calculator as a way to showcase how the company is innovating to help manufacturers address the rising costs of raw materials, as well as consumer demand for better-for-you products. Additionally, when gelatin is replaced, a manufacturer has the potential to reach consumers who follow vegetarian, Kosher or Halal regimens.
For example, a manufacturer that uses approximately 3 million lbs of gelatin in gummy candies can save up to $500,000 per year at 100% gelatin replacement levels. If you only partially replace gelatin, by 75% for example, you can still save up to $375,000 per year. Added benefits may include increased shelf life – helping to prevent stickiness and melting.
These calculations are based on available industry ingredient costs at the time of publication. Costs for individual companies could vary from these estimates.
“The gelatin replacement calculator demonstrates our commitment to developing cost optimization solutions for our customers while delivering innovative ingredient solutions that address top consumer trends,” said Ricardo Rodriguez marketing manager with Ingredion Incorporated. “By combining our ingredient solutions with our unique capabilities in applications, sensory and CULINOLOGY®, we can help to ensure that reformulated products meet expectations, which in the case of gelatin replacement, includes nice chew, increased firmness, gel strength and glossy appearance.
About PERFECTAGEL™ MPT starch
Ingredion’s replacement strategy is PERFECTAGEL MPT, a potato starch that is an excellent alternative to gelatin. It makes it possible to manufacture confectionery products with an elastic structure, excellent clarity and a longer shelf life, without the necessity of another gelling agent. PERFECTAGEL MPT creates a perfect network, keeping water inside the confectionery piece, resulting in a longer shelf life versus gelatin. The elasticity and clarity of the finished products are maintained throughout the shelf life.
To learn more about Ingredion’s new savory cost reduction calculators, contact Ingredion at 866-961-6285 or visit www.ingredion.com/us.