Cargill’s de-oiled rapeseed lecithin meets European consumer demand for allergen-free, label-friendly ingredients
Cargill’s first-to-market lecithins offer bakery and snacks manufacturers a reliable, affordable local supply
(MECHELEN, Belgium) March 20, 2018 – In response to growing consumer demand for label-friendly ingredients, Cargill is introducing a new range of de-oiled lecithin products to complete its portfolio of GMO and non-GMO lecithin products. A first to market in Europe, Cargill’s de-oiled rapeseed lecithin products help bakery and snacks manufacturers deliver the recognizable ingredient label that consumers want, at an affordable price.
“In a world of increasingly label-conscious consumers, we are striving to meet demand for simple ingredients and provide the familiarity consumers are looking for related to food origin from trusted, reliable sources”, explains Dr. Roland Rabeler, lecithin product manager for Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers. “With the introduction of the de-oiled rapeseed lecithin range of emulsifiers, customers can be assured Cargill has a lecithin option that will work for them. The de-oiled rapeseed lecithin range provides a non-GMO and allergen-free option for consumers and it provides customers a cost-effective, label-friendly alternative to soy lecithin”.
The de-oiled lecithin is 100 percent sourced from Central European crops with the highest levels of quality, food safety and a reliable supply.
“This exciting new range offers great emulsification performance without compromising on taste or texture”, said Juergen Detert, technical service manager for Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers. “Through extensive research, our R&D and applications teams developed a reliable texturizing solution that offers comparable functionality to soy and sunflower. At the same time, it delivers high flexibility and is easily incorporated into customer recipes”.
With this introduction, Cargill’s European customers benefit from a full [GMO and non-GMO] lecithin product portfolio ranging from soy and sunflower to de-oiled rapeseed solutions.
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
Cargill’s texturizers business specializes in the production of texturizing ingredients that link the core food-building blocks (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and water) into finished foods and beverages. Our ingredients portfolio, derived from plant sources, is comprised of extracts from major crops (starches, soy proteins and lecithins), seaweeds (carrageenans), fruits (pectins) and sugar fermentation (xanthan gum). These specialized ingredients are also applied to offerings in the personal care, pharmaceutical and industrial categories.
Coupled with global technical and research and development skills, Cargill helps customers design nutritious, convenient and tasty foods to satisfy consumers.
Our texturizing business is operational in all continents with 31 sales offices and 20 manufacturing plants.