CHICAGO — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has partnered with Vietnam-based Vedan International to offer a new line of tapioca starches and tapioca maltodextrin ingredients. The tapioca maltodextrin is non-bioengineered/non-G.M.O. and available in an organic version. The tapioca modified starches are non-bioengineered/non-G.M.O.

“Over the past few years, ADM has been focused on expanding the range of our starch-based ingredient options, especially those that are plant-based, to provide cleaner label options and solutions for customers,” said Kris DiTommaso, vice-president of ADM’s starch business. “Tapioca’s neutral taste profile allows it to be used in a wide range of applications, and we are pleased to now add tapioca-based modified starches and maltodextrins to our growing starch ingredient portfolio.”

ADM also offers wheat starch and corn starch. Starches have been shown to help improve stability by binding water in food systems, and they also may enhance mouthfeel and control viscosity, according to Chicago-based ADM. Potential applications include dressings, sauces, bakery fillings, ice cream, yogurt, soup, baked foods, beverages, meat and dry sausage application.

Vedan International is a leading producer of fermentation-based amino acids, food additive products and cassava starch-based industrial products in Asia.