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Convenience Foods

Convenience is a major and fast-growing food trend, driven by busy lifestyles and an aging population. Convenience foods must be tasty and high quality, while meeting consumer expectations in terms of ease of use, safety, variety, packaging, nutritional value and product appeal. And consumers are attracted to convenience foods by their relatively low cost and complexity, ease of use, variety, availability despite the season, and food safety.

If you are looking for a partner to enhance your existing product lineup or drive brand excitement and sales with new products, turn to Cargill. From ideation through launch, we offer the marketplace knowledge, technical capabilities and ingredients you need to develop breakthrough convenience foods that will delight your consumers and help your business thrive.

Explore convenience foods

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.

Kids Food and Beverage Trends

Kids Trends

While generations of parents have told their children,
“you are what you eat,” today’s millennial parents may
forever change American kids’ diets. 


The Versatility of Pectin

Pectin Advancements

Pectin advancements spur new consumer-friendly product innovations.


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.