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Pregelatinizing gives native and stabilized starches the ability to form a cold-water paste. They develop viscosity without the need for heat, which means there is no need to pre-cook the starch. Pregelatinized starches retain most of the functional properties and viscosity of the original base material.

Our roll dried and spray-cooked starch solutions

Food starches are essentially insoluble in cold water. Our instant (modified) starches -produced either by roll-drying or by spray-cooking, are soluble in cold water. What’s more, they provide excellent (instant) viscosity and great heat, freeze-thaw and acid stability. Thanks to their water-binding properties, they can help stabilize and increase shelf life.

Brand name Features Applications
  • Wide range of native and modified, spray-cooked cold water swelling starches, based on waxy maize and tapioca
  • Premium starches bringing superior processing and enhanced consumer appeal
  • Available in both fine or agglomerated particle sizes
  • Require a lower-level dosage, create fewer lumps and bring a glossier appearance (closer to the appearance expected from cook-up starches) than starches processed by roll-drying

All instant and hot-instant preparations, including sauces, desserts, fillings, nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals.

  • Roll-dried modified starches (E1412)
  • Designed to provide instant viscosity and good stability
  • Provides thick and pulpy texture and appeal

Sauces, pizza toppings, ketchup, fruit and vegetable pulp and purées, tomato paste. 

  • Roll-dried modified starches
  • Provide texture and baking resistance to instant bakery fillings

Instant bakery fillings (neutral or acid)

  • Roll-dried modified starches (E1442)
  • Suitable for foods processed under severe shear, temperature or acid media conditions
  • Provide superior freeze-thaw stability.
Instant food powders, instant sauces, instant desserts, instant pie fillings, extruded snacks, spices and seasonings
  • Roll-dried modified starches (E1412 and E1414) based on waxy maize
  • Suitable for mild to medium processing conditions
  • Wide range of roll-dried modified starches (E1422) based on waxy maize
  • Suitable for a wide range of recipes and processing conditions (from mild to severe)
  • Cost effective
  • Wide range of roll-dried native starches based on maize and waxy maize

  • Can simply be labeled as ‘starch’; no E-number required

  • Provide instant viscosity without cooking



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.