Optimize texture and crunch
Close the texture gap in baked snacks with PRECISA® Crisp texturizers
Today’s consumers want baked snacks with ingredients they recognize and that deliver the crunchy, crispy snacking experience expected – so they can both enjoy and feel good about eating them.
Now you can help give consumers the texture they are looking for in baked tortilla chips, crackers and fabricated potato chips with PRECISA® Crisp texturizers. This series of cost- efficient starch texturizers, based on corn, tapioca, potato and sago starches, enables you to modify and create customized textures in sheeted snacks to align with your consumers’ mouth behavior and texture preferences.
Close the texture gap between baked and fried snacks
Moving the texture attributes of a baked snack closer to that of a fried snack involves looking at several key differences including dissolvability, moistness and hardness. First, we mapped the sensations consumers experience while eating the different types of snacks. Then different PRECISA® Crisp texturizers were utilized to modulate dissolvability, oily perception, initial bite/hardness, volume of sound, and moistness to create baked snack with optimized texture and crunch.
Descriptive sensory analysis:
Change cracker texture from “soft” and “snapping” to “hard” and “shattering.”
Enjoy increased functionality and reduced breakage
If you’ve ever opened a bag of chips and felt disappointment at seeing a bag full of broken chips you know the frustration that breakage can cause. Reduce breakage and increase affordability with our PRECISA® Crisp texturizers, which create the binding power and dough cohesiveness needed to prevent sheeted snack breakage and fractures—so your products will be delivered to the consumer looking just as fresh as the day they were made.
- Improve dough cohesiveness and sheetability
- Provide a range of expansion and produces light and crispy to hard and crunchy chips
- Increase consumer preference
- Produce quality, consistent sheeted snacks
- Produce baked snacks with clean label or modified ingredient options
Understand the drivers of snack texture
The snack texture experts at Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centers look at the eating experience through consumer mouth behaviors, defined by industry-leading research. We know that consumers perceive the same product differently based on how they consume food and prefer textures that fit with their mouth behavior.
Now you can develop healthier, baked snacks and provide consumers with their preferred textural and eating experience. With the PRECISA® CRISP series of snack texturizers you can create baked snacks with enhanced textures, optimal expansion and reduced breakage.
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