Functional ingredients manufacturer Beneo is expanding its chicory root fibre and rice starch portfolios, as the company unveiled two new organic ingredients. The new Remyline O AX DR organic waxy rice starch will launch globally from July. The ingredient is suitable for fruit preparations, meat and poultry applications and dairy products such as yogurts. Beneo claims that the ingredient contains no amylose and therefore delivers better stability and less syneresis, making it easier to maintain a stable texture throughout a product’s shelf life. Meanwhile, the new Orafti Organic chicory root fibre ingredient will be available from September. The ingredient will allow manufacturers to add natural prebiotic fibres to improve the taste and texture of dairy, cereal, bakery and confectionery products; while also allowing for fat and sugar reduction. Marc-Etienne Denis, commercial managing director, specialty rice ingredients at Beneo said: “The launch of Beneo’s new organic waxy rice starch is an important milestone for us as it means we can now offer our customers organic variants for both our waxy and regular rice starches. “We see great potential for this new solution, especially within meat and poultry, as consumers worldwide place special emphasis on organic products when buying meat.” “Requests for organic chicory root fibre are constantly growing so we are pleased to be able to offer this solution to our customers, and be the first in the market to do so. “Beneo is confident this move to expand our overall organic ingredients portfolio will be highly appreciated by the industry and shows particular promise for new product developments in this growing area of the market.”