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Derived from sources such as maize, waxy maize, high amylose maize, wheat, tapioca and potato; native starches are generally used for the purpose of food texturizing and thickening. They are insoluble in cold water and swell to different degrees depending on the temperature used. Native starches have very good thickening, gelling, moisture retention and anti-staling properties.


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Alcoholic Beverages

Since 1899 our alcohol teams have been dedicated to producing quality alcohol from natural ingredients resulting in excellent and constant taste and odor.

Carbonated Soft Drinks

We have a full portfolio of zero-calorie sweeteners, flavors and texturizers to help meet your product goals.

Dairy & Soy Drinks

Cargill's improved taste and mouthfeel, it's all part of the taste profile and health benefits today’s consumers expect.

Energy Drinks

The demand for healthier, great tasting energy drinks is growing every day.  Take advantage of our consumer insight, regulatory and scientific expertise to capitalize on this trend.

Functional & Flavored Waters

All the solutions and ingredients you need to develop winning beverage products.

Juice & Juice Drinks

Turn to us for the right sweeteners, texturizers and health and specialty ingredients to help you refine your current lineup and launch the innovative juices of tomorrow.

Powdered Beverages

We can help you develop satisfying new offerings that will generate incremental sales and boost share for your brand. 

Ready to Drink Coffee

Use our wide selection of sweeteners, texturizers and more to help you develop the bold, breakthrough coffee flavors that will help you take the lead in this growing segment.

Ready to Drink Tea

Leverage our vast portfolio of sweeteners, texturizers and more to capture the taste, sensory and performance attributes you’re looking for.

Sports Drinks

Health promoting and specialty ingredients, texturizers, acidulants, sweeteners and more. We can deliver the perfect balance of carbohydrates, electrolytes and flavor.

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Caramels & Chewies

Ingredients for proper emulsification and fat replacement, creating the right texture, mouthfeel, sweetness and body.

Chewing Gums

Sugar-free products, center-filled gums and new fruity flavors provide our customers with excellent machinability, emulsification, shelf life extension and moisture retention.


We partner with our customers to produce a product with excellent viscosity, creaminess, flexibility, improved gloss and shelf stability to achieve the perfect piece of chocolate.


Whether it is marshmallow, crème or fruity, we offer the right mix of ingredients to achieve the flavors your customers crave.


Ingredients that provide unique textures and superior mouthfeel for gummies and soft candies, including natural and vegetable sourced ingredients.

Hard Candies

Our portfolio includes citric acid, sugar, reduced calorie sweeteners and the latest anti-sticking and release agents.


From standard to specialty ingredients we offer the ideal solution to achieve texture and taste your customers crave.

Water Jelly

Our polyols, especially Zerose™ erythritol, can support sugar replacement, product development and allow for lower calorie profiles in jellies and jelly drinks.

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Cargill leads the industry in cheese making technology — our customers can rely on Cargill for a complete solution to their cheese making needs.


The industry's premier provider of dairy and nondairy creamers, liquid and dry.


Our team knows the "ins and outs" and critical points to consider in making a great cream.

Dairy Drinks

Cocoa and chocolate, juices, proteins and health promoting ingredients.

Dips & Dressings

Acidulants, cultures, and stabilizers ... we create full-fat to low-fat solutions customized to your unique processing needs.

Ice Cream & Desserts

We offer a wide range of dairy ingredients and the ability to customize a functional system specifically to meet your needs for all applications related to ice cream, water ice, sorbets and soft serve.

Powder Dairy Blends

Good dispersion, emulsifying and thickening for excellent quality and taste.

Yogurts & Quark

A full range of texturing ingredients allow us to create unique solutions for yogurt processors looking for that tailor-made, creamy texture in both stirred and cup set yogurts.

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Egg Stabilizers

Cargill specialty starches can be used to stabilize egg protein and provide refrigeration and freeze/thaw stability to the finished product.

Flavor Encapsulation

Our portfolio includes not only classic emulsions such as citrus, neutral cloud and colored emulsions, but also includes more exotic flavor emulsions like pomegranate, soursop, strawberry and cactus.

Oils, Fats & Spreads

Cargill can help you achieve stable emulsions with a wide assortment of starches, maltodextrins, hydrocolloids, emulsifiers and functional blends.

RTU Mixes

Count on Cargill for improved processing, storage stability and texture in RTU applications. 

Ready Meals

Our expertise in freeze/thaw stability and microwave quality combined with quality ingredients equals the perfect ready meal.

Retorted Soups & Canned Products

Hydrocolloids, lecithins, sweeteners, salt, starches and derivatives. Everything you'll need for the perfect retorted soup or canned product.

Sauces, Dressings & Dips

Cargill’s technical experts deliver high-quality products ensuring smooth textures, consistent dispersion of flavors and improved freeze/thaw stability.

Rubs & Marinades

A wide array of ingredients for developing perfect seasonings and rubs.

Explore meat & fish applications

Cooked Cured

Our ingredients improve moisture control and juiciness while providing emulsifying and flavor protection properties.

Cooked Emulsified

Stability under cooking conditions and improved yields for mortadella, sausages, hot dogs, patés, mousses and similar products.

Dried Processed

The right combination of protein, sweeteners, starches & derivatives, salt and hydrocolloids coming together for your dried, processed meat products.

Fresh Meat Products

Talk to us to learn about ways to increase shelf life while improving appearance, stability and taste through various combinations of ingredients and additives.

Specialty Meat & Analogs

Cargill offers a range of products that may be marketed as vegetarian and/or meat substitutes, consisting of total or partial plant-derived protein ingredients.


Cargill is inspiring and creating A New Way to Seafood®. We are connecting our global capabilities across the value chain with leading consumer insights, culinary innovation, value-added processing know-how and risk management to provide consumers and customers with access to a high-quality portfolio of seafood products.

Explore snacks & cereals applications


Our high quality ingredients and attention to detail make these bars seem like they just came out of Mom's kitchen.


Turn to us for the most innovative thinking and the most innovative ingredients, for popular hot cereal options in addition to child, all-family and adult ready-to-eat (RTE) selections.

Chips & Crisps

Crispy chips and crisps come from using our high quality ingredients and systems.


Turn to us for the right oils and shortenings, starches, texturizing ingredients and more – including the know-how you've come to expect from Cargill.

Salty Snacks

Leverage our extensive expertise in oils, grains and ingredient clusters to produce great-tasting snacks that also deliver positive nutrition.


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.