Shelf life is another aspect in reducing the profligacy and binning of food. The starch products of the Crespel & Deiters Group help to improve shelf life in a natural way. Various ingredients, which are based on natural wheat starch, are manufactured to the highest safety standards of the European food sector. These starch-based ingredients in the end products of the food producing companies help to significantly prolong the shelf life of foodstuffs and drinks.
The appearance of food is also another aspect of shelf life because, as the well-known expression goes: ‘we eat with our eyes first’. Starches are therefore used as stabilisers and thickeners in a wide variety of products. The desired characteristics and appearance of the product are retained for longer due to the starch, therefore the product can be stored longer. This is clearly illustrated by the example of ketchup: the starches prevent the ketchup from becoming runny even during longer storage.
With wheat-based ingredients, which improve the shelf life, appearance, texture and taste of foods, the Crespel & Deiters Group is contributing within the food producing industry to the reduction in the waste and binning of food by consumers. Consumers have more time between purchasing and consumption to fully use and enjoy good food.