Food & Beverage - North America

Starches & Derivatives

Cargill’s starch portfolio addresses the formulation, cost optimization as well as nutritional needs of our customers.

Starch is the primary source of stored energy in cereal grains and comprises between 60-75% of the weight of the grain. Starch also provides 70-80% of the calories consumed by humans worldwide and occurs in nature as water-insoluble granules.

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Cargill starches are developed to meet the needs of the food industry. As a starch supplier, Cargill offers a variety of starches for use in different food applications with different functional needs.

Product Applications


  • Bakery Mixes
  • Batters & Coatings
  • Biscuits
  • Bread, Rolls and Buns
  • Breadings
  • Cakes, Muffins & Sweet Breads
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Fruit Fillings
  • Pancakes & Waffles
  • Pizza Crust
  • Tortillas


  • Extended Shelf Life
  • Fat Replacement
  • Freeze-thaw Stability
  • Moisture Retention
  • pH Stability
  • Process Stability
  • Texture & Mouthfeel

Bakery Applications - Starch


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.