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Native Wheat Starch Supplier

Native wheat starch is a carbohydrate found in many plants. This plant-based ingredient is white to off-white, and it is odorless and neutral to a slight cereal taste.

Native wheat starch is used in many types of food, such as custards, desserts, sauces, and instant foods. It can also be used for binding, moisture retention, emulsifying, stabilizing, and a clouding and glazing agent. Wheat starch is commonly used in sugar confectionery, bakeries, snacks, dairy products (such as cheese), alcoholic drinks, soups, pasta, prepared foods, and meat and seafood (such as surimi).

Wheat starch can potentially be allergenic for some people due to the presence of gluten. Although processing often removes the gluten protein, some residual gluten can remain.

The Ettlinger Corporation is a native wheat starch supplier. We offer non-GMO and vegan friendly native wheat starch in the following quantities:

  • 50–pound paper bag (22.67 kg)
  • 2,000–pound pallet (907.18 kg)
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Benefits & Functions of Wheat Starch

The following are some of the benefits and functions of native wheat starch powder ingredients:

  • Binding
  • Thickening
  • Freeze-thaw stability
  • Texturizing
  • Moisture retention
  • Gelling agent
  • Film forming
  • Anti-caking
  • Dusting
  • Dough binding
  • Increases yield
  • Cost optimization
  • Improves appearance
  • Increases shelf-life
  • Improves mouth-feel
  • Fat replacement
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan friendly
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Applications for Wheat Starch

Wheat starch’s primary use is as a thickening agent; however, it has many other food applications. It can be used to assist with texture, viscosity, gel formation, adhesion, binding, moisture retention, and can be used as a fat substitute. It also works as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and a clouding or glazing agent.

Native wheat starch is a functional ingredient in numerous applications in various food systems. It is typically used in the following applications:

  • Meat
  • Snack and cereals
  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Sauces
  • Dry soup mix
  • Bakery
  • Frozen foods
  • Salad dressing
  • Confectionery
  • Batters and breading

Comparing Starches

Wheat starch, like potato and cornstarch, is primarily used as a thickener and improve food texture. Wheat starch does not break down at lower temperatures like cornstarch. Wheat starch performs well when reheated and can be used as a stabilizer for pudding and sauces. Unlike the other starches, it is commonly used in sweeteners such as maltodextrin, dextrose, and glucose syrup.

Starch type Color Clarity Texture Flavor Gel structure
Cornstarch White Opaque Smooth; Very fine Neutral Firm
Potato starch Clear white Transparent Pulpy None Sticky
Rice starch Very white Opaque Smooth; Very fine Neutral Soft and creamy
Wheat starch White; Off-white Opaque to Cloudy Smooth; Fine Neutral Soft and creamy

Why Choose Ettlinger

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As a native wheat starch supplier, Ettlinger Corporation carry high-quality natural, modified, and organic starches for companies to improve on their product performance. As the markets get more and more competitive, we have the ingredients to push your product to the top. For more information about our high-quality wheat starch, contact us today.

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Native Starch Markets

With our wide variety of starches combined with our experienced staff, we will be able to meet whatever your application needs are. Our natural starches are used in a wide range of industries including:

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