CLOSTER, NJ. — American Key Food Products has expanded its tapioca product line by launching native waxy tapioca starch, a gluten-free, non-GMO ingredient high in amylopectin. Sourced from AKFP’s Asian production partner, the starch has functionalities that make it an effective stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier, according to the company.
“Our native waxy tapioca starch contains a high level of amylopectin, which serves to retain water during the freeze-thaw cycle of frozen food products,” said Carter Foss, technical sales director for Closter-based AKFP. “This starch acts as a great stabilizer and all-purpose thickener for those products that undergo large temperature changes during processing.”