Native and Modified Starches
Native starch is a powder obtained from plants containing starch. It is used as a thickening agent and a stabilizer. Good examples of this include custard, desserts, sauces and many forms of instant foods.
Modified starches are obtained from native starches as a result of physical, enzymatic or chemical processing methods. Wet and dry chemical processes, drum drying and extrusion methods are all used. The properties of native starch such as its freeze-thaw stability, acid or alkali resistance or even its shear stability can be changed by means of these processes. Depending on the raw materials used starch is used for different applications.
Modified pregelatinised starches
Are treated hydrothermally and therefore swell upon the addition of cold water.
Are first chemically modified and then physically treated.
AGRANA offers pregelatinized starches and flours from
- potato starch
- corn starch
- waxy corn starch
- certified GMO-free corn starch
and different blends.
Dried saccharification products
The free-flowing, water soluble, white powders are of high microbiological purity. Depending on their DE the taste is neutral to sweet. They are perfectly convenient to be applied as carrier in the food and pharmaceutical industry.
Due to the composition of carbohydrates with different length, products of the AGENAMALT- and AGENABON-range can be easily digested.
Liquid saccharification products
- Standard glucose syrups
- Glucose syrup (low DE value)
- Glucose syrup (high DE value)
- Maltose syrups (maltose syrup with a high maltose content)
- Glucose syrups with high glucose and maltose contents
- Fructose syrups (with a low fructose content)
- Fructose syrups (with a high fructose content)
Potato Flakes and dried potato products
The product range includes potato flakes from pre-cooked potatoes as well as dried potatoes in various cut shapes. These products are important components in many areas of the food industry.
Area of application
- Snacks industry
- Baby food (bottled)
- Dough mixtures
- Bakery products
- Soups and jams
AGRANA also supplies special components for dough mixtures and various preparations for the food industry which are tailor-made to customer requirements.
It is also possible to supply catering and end-consumer packaging units.
Vital Wheat gluten
Mechanical separation processes are employed at the wet starch mill on the Pischelsdorf site to produce wheat proteins from wheat flour. These proteins are purified, dehydrated and dried to form powders. Wheat gluten is an ingredient in top-quality bakery products or used as a protein-rich meat substitute.
For more information, please refer to our Factsheet Wheat Portfolio!