Non-GMO Alternatives

Understanding non-GMO alternatives

Today’s consumers increasingly want to enjoy great-tasting food with a short and simple ingredients list they can understand. Consumer trends are continuing to drive movements such as organic, clean label, “free from” and non-GMO formulations, as interests in the type and source of ingredients used in popular food and beverage products continues to shift. Globally, non-GMO was the fastest growing clean label claim from 2011 to 2016 (Innova).

We are committed to providing our customers with non-GMO options to meet the needs of consumers. Our goal is to provide the portfolio of ingredients which help our customers create extraordinary foods that meet consumer trends.
Andrew Taylor
President, Innovation & Commercial Development.
We understand your challenges

At Tate & Lyle, we are dedicated to helping our customers find the right ingredients to meet their goals. By partnering with a supplier that has a full range of ingredient solutions and expertise, we can make our customer’s formulation and production processes easier, and ensure we create the right non-GMO product for the consumer. Our non-GMO products and solutions have the same functionality as their traditional counterparts, meaning you can offer consumers the foods and beverages they love with a label they can understand and trust.

Many of our ingredients have also achieved Non-GMO Project Verified certification.  Non-GMO Project Verified is a trusted third-party verification in North America for non-GMO food and products, with over 43,000 products certified.

Explore our non-GMO portfolio

Our BINASOL™ Tapioca Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.  

BINASOL™ Tapioca Starches have bland flavour and white colour, making them suitable for use in delicately flavoured soups, sauces, and gravies. These tapioca starches may also be used in foods that have high levels of sugar, such as pie fillings.

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The CONFECTIONER’S Starch line is used in a range of sweet applications to provide gelling and powder adhesion.

Our CONFECTIONER’S Starch line provides non-dusting powder flow and excellent adhesion for candy and marshmallow surfaces.

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CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches label simply as starch yet perform similarly to modified starches.

CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches empower manufacturers to meet increased consumer demand for cleaner labels enabling formulations with similar functionality to a modified food starch. All CLARIA® Functional Clean-label Starches are certified as non-GMO. 

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Our CONSISTA Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants. 

CONSISTA is a thickening maize starch that  can be used in applications with mild cooking such as processed meats, soups and sauces. This starch provides water holding in processed meats and thickens soups and sauces.

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Our CREAMIZ® Starch line that includes both non-GMO and traditional variants. 

CREAMIZ® Starch is a maize starch that is used in sauces, dressings and dairy products to provide creamy texture.

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Our FREEZIST® M Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

FREEZIST® M is a tapioca starch that provides thick, creamy texture with a high degree of clarity and glossiness, very high shelf stability and medium resistance to breakdown during cooking.

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FRUCTOPURE® Fructose is a nutritive sweetener made in European corn.

A high functionality speciality sweetener with a clean label function and low GI content keeps FRUCTOPURE® Fructose on trend with consumers interested in following a healthier, low-calorie lifestyle. 

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Our FRUITFIL® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants. 

FRUITFIL® is a tapioca starch that can be used in sauces and fruit fillings to provide thickening with high clarity and gloss.

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Our KOL GUARD® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

Ideal for use in neutral to acidic food systems, KOL GUARD® improves pH and stability during processing. 

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Our MAXI-GEL® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

MAXI-GEL® provides a thick creamy texture and offers varying shelf stability depending on your product requirements. These maize starches that provide excellent freeze-thaw stability and offer varying degrees of stability for different food systems. 

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MAXIMAIZE® Starch is produced from maize.

Our MAXIMAIZE® Starch line is used in processed meats, soups, sauces, dressings and dairy products to provide thickening in foods intended for short shelf life.

Our MERIGEL® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

MERIGEL® Starches are produced from maize. These starches offer a variety of dispersion properties, varied ability to resist breakdown under processing stresses as well as differing ranges of shelf stability.

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Our MERIZET® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

MERIZET®  Starch is produced from maize.This range of starches can be used in powder mixes, cereals, pet foods, soups, sauces, dressings and similar products to provide thickening, bulking and powder drying properties.

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Our MIRA-CAP® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

MIRA-CAP® is  a lipophilic maize starch line. These starches can be used in dry flavours and bioactive ingredients to provide emulsification and encapsulations, specifically in systems that are spray dried. 

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Our MIRA-MIST® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

MIRA-MIST® Starches offer lipophilic properties and varying shelf stability depending on your processing needs. This maize starch line is used in flavouring systems, non-dairy creamers, sauces and dressings to provide emulsification.

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Our MIRA-THIK® Starch range includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

MIRA-THIK® Starches offer varied labelling options, powder flow properties, shelf stability and ability to resist breakdown under processing stresses to meet with your processing requirements.These starches aer available in both granular and spray-cooked variants made from dent or maize.

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MIRA-SPERSE® Starch is a unique granular starch that delivers ease of dispersion and moisture management in formulations. 

MIRA-SPERSE® Starch lets you develop your formulations to provide exceptional moisture management and delayed viscosity development.

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MULTIVANTAGE®Syrup (MVS) can help reduce the overall sugar content of food and beverage products, while maintaining the flavour and texture of traditional corn syrup.

MULTIVANTAGE® Syrup labels as ‘corn syrup’, potentially resulting in a clean label that consumers increasingly desire. 

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Our NU-STARStarch line includes both non-GMO and traditional products. 

NU-STAR Starch is a tapioca and potato based starch line. This range provides differing levels of shelf stability and breakdown during cooking to meet with your processing requirements.

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Our PERMA-FLO® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

PERMA-FLO® Starch provides varied labelling options and the ability to resist breakdown under processing stresses. This line of maize starches is ideal for use in soups, sauces, gravies, fillings and dairy products to provide thickening in foods.

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PrOatein® Oat Protein is a clean-label protein concentrate made from locally sourced Swedish oats.

Our non-GMO PrOatein® Oat Protein, like the oat grain it comes from, is rich in certain dietary-indispensable amino acids, including the desirable branched chain amino acids that are important for muscle growth and muscle recovery.

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PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is a corn based soluble fibre with over two times the digestive tolerance of inulin.

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is an excellent choice for adding back the bulk and viscosity of nutritive sweeteners in reduced sugar products, enabling manufacturers to improve viscosity and mouthfeel.

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PromOat® Beta Glucan is a soluble oat bran fibre, extracted from wholegrain oats without the use of chemicals.

PromOat® Beta Glucan is a clean-label fibre from Swedish oats; it is soluble, clean-tasting, and neutral in colour.

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The PULPIZ® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional products.

PULPIZ® Starch is designed to replace or extend natural fruit and vegetable pulps in such products as apple sauce, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and apricot puree, among many others.

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PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract is a versatile, calorie-free sweetener that blends well with other sweeteners.

PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract provides calorie-free sweetness and can be used in reduced-sugar products. Its simple labelling and recognition as safe (GRAS), make PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract ideal for use in food and beverage products that meet with the latest consumer demands.

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Our REDISOL® Starch line that includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

REDISOL® is a tapioca and potato based starch line. These starches can be used in dairy products, soups, and sauces to provide thickening and as coatings for snacks. 

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REZISTA® Starch includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

REZISTA® Starch can be used in soups, sauces, dressings and dairy products to provide thickening. This maize starch range adds exceptional stability to acidic foods which are held at high temperatures for long periods.

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Our RESISTAMYL® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional products. 

RESISTAMYL® Starch can help you to build viscosity and provide texture in foods and dairy drinks throughout their processing and shelf lives – even under the most severe pH, shear and high temperature processing.

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SODA-LO® Salt Microspheres tastes, labels and functions like salt because it is salt. 

With Tate & Lyle's SODA-LO® Salt Microspheres, food manufacturers can reduce sodium by 25 to 50% in various applications without sacrificing taste.

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STA-LITE® Polydextrose is an easy-to-use soluble fibre that imparts little to no colour or off flavour.

STA-LITE® Polydextrose has excellent digestive tolerance and helps to promote a lower rise in post-meal blood glucose when it replaces sugars in foods and beverages.

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Our STARCOStarch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants. 

STARCO Starch is produced from tapioca. These starches can be used in fillings, soups, sauces, dressings, cold-processed dressings and dairy products.

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Our STA-SLIM® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

STA-SLIM®  Starch is produced from both tapioca and potato. This range of starches can be used in meats, bakery toppings, spreads, frozen desserts, fillings, soups, sauces, dressings, and dairy products to provide thickening and gelling functionality which can mimic textural attributes of fat.

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STAR-DRI® Maltodextrins and Corn Syrup Solids add functionality to a wide range of reduced and full-calorie products, adding a non-sweet to mild taste to your applications.

STAR-DRI® Maltodextrins and Corn Syrup Solids are agglomerated and have a low bulk density and a low tendency to dust, making them ideal for processes requiring improved flow and particle strength and in applications where additional bulk or volume is required.

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Our TAPIOCA Dextrin Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

These starches can be used in carriers in dry mixes, as thickeners in liquid foods, and as film formers in food coatings. 

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Tate & Lyle Stevia Ingredients provide a full range of stevia solutions.

Stevia, a plant-extracted sweetener, contributes zero calories, does not raise blood sugar and is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. At Tate & Lyle we offer a full range of speciality sweetener ingredients, letting you formulate the natural produts that your customers demand.

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Our TENDERFIL® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

TENDERFIL® Starches have good freeze-thaw stability and can be used in various applications, including soups, sauces, dressings and dairy products to provide thickening. These starches provide thick creamy texture and clean taste.

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Our TENDER-JEL® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

TENDER-JEL® Starch helps you to provide cakes and puddings that meet with your requirements – such as clarity, sheen, viscosity, texture, moisture control and stability. 

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Our THINGUM® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

THINGUM® offers low heat viscosity and can be used to develop specific textures in confectionery products, such as gum sweets and jellies.These Starches provide optimal stability when used in high-sugar products.

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Our THIN-N-THIK® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

THIN-N-THIK® Starch is a maize starch designed for use in a wide variety of retorted and aseptically processed foods, in both acid and neutral systems. These starches may be used in all types of neutral and low acid aseptic products, such as puddings, sauces and gravies.

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Our X-PAND-R® Starch line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

X-PAND-R® Starch is a high quality clean label starch.These starches offer a variety of benefits to bakery and snack formulations, providing both crispy and chewy textures. 

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Our WAXY Starch is a bulking starch made from maize which is used in soups, sauces and snacks.

This starch provides high viscosity, enables expansion in snacks, and has very low resistance to breakdown during processing.

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Our Citric acid line line includes both non-GMO and traditional variants.

Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications. It can be used to add a ‘sour’ taste to products in your food and beverage portfolio.

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