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Cooking Ingredients - Ready Meals

Cargill’s ingredients and expertise help you deliver better cooking ingredients and ready meals people love.

From ideation to launch, our cooking ingredients and ready meals experts help you put our comprehensive ingredient portfolio, market knowledge, and deep technical expertise to work.

Learn more about how Cargill’s insights can help you keep up with market trends and stay a step ahead of the competition. Our Ready Meals Insights Report gives you fresh data and insights to create in-demand ready meals in today’s fast-paced marketplace.

We’ll work side-by-side with you to solve complex challenges and create great-tasting, label-friendly meals. And with our reliable supply chains, you can scale, grow, and thrive.

Contact us today to learn more.

Explore Applications

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.