Cargill is investing € 32 m in Europe to add soluble fibers to its current broad portfolio of starches, sweeteners & texturizers.
Cargill’s new soluble fibers will enable sugar reduction up to 30% as well as calorie reduction and fiber enrichment in confectionery, bakery goods, fillings, cereals, ice cream and dairy, whilst maintaining the desired appearance, taste and texture. The investment is part of Cargill’s continued efforts to offer on-trend solutions and marks its first move into soluble fibers in Europe.
“Calorie and sugar reduction remains a key priority for many manufacturers amid growing interest from health-conscious consumers,” says Jan-Peter Scheurwater, Cargill global strategy and business development director, sweetness. ‘’As a holistic provider of sweetness solutions, Cargill is addressing this need by developing fiber ingredients which enable improvement of the nutritional profile, including sugar and calorie reduction, in consumer products.”