Lyckeby Careful

Clean-Label Functional Starches

Enhanced Texture and Performance with a Simple, Clean Label

High-performing clean label starches deliver excellent functionality, robust process tolerance, and storage stability all with a clean label. Suitable for a wide range of food applications, Lyckeby Careful clean-label starches deliver the functionality of modified starch without the "modified" label.

Careful's unique range of non-GMO, clean-label potato and waxy corn starches fulfil the industry's need for better tasting, highly functional starches while meeting the consumer demand for food products with short and natural ingredient statements.

Careful's versatile starch portfolio includes cook-up and cold swelling products adapted to various process and application requirements. Whether you are developing a new clean label product and require the functionality similar to modified starch or looking to reformulate existing product to meet the clean label requirements, Careful clean label starches can deliver on the functionality, process stability, taste and color.

Clean Label Functional Starches


  • Made From Potato and Corn
  • Natural
  • Non-GMO
  • White color
  • Neutral taste
  • Cold swelling and cook-up versions
  • Made in Sweden


  • Clean label
  • Pleasant texture with excellent mouthfeel
  • Slightly opaque white color
  • Excellent process and storage stability
  • Excellent freeze/thaw stability
  • Tolerant to shear, high temperature, and low pH
  • Can withstand UHT (Ultra-high Temperature)
  • Can replace allergens, synthetic ingredients
  • Cost-efficient
  • Provides viscosity in soups, yogurt, sauce, etc.


  • Soups
  • Dressings and Sauces
  • Dips and Spreads
  • Plant-based foods
  • Ready-made and frozen meals
  • Bakery
  • Fillings
  • Snacks and crackers
  • Pasta
  • Coating and batters
  • Instant products
  • Processed meat


Clean and natural ingredient statement
Source: Potato
"Potato Starch"
Source: Waxy Corn
"Starch" or "Corn Starch"

Better Functionality In Any Application

Careful are label-friendly starches that can provide a range of functional benefits in many different applications:

  • Delivers a true white color in yogurt, sauce and other products where maintaining a clean, white color is important.
  • Provides viscosity, body and mouthfeel, improve stability and offers syneresis control in soups, yogurt, sauces, etc.
  • Binds water, improves texture and firmness in meat and plant-based products to maintain product's shape during heating.
  • Improves spreadability.
  • Increases yield and reduces purge in meat products.
  • Select Careful starches can be used to develop a thin crispy coat in French fries.
  • Select Careful starches provide enhanced crisp coat in tempura coatings.
  • Can withstand extreme process conditions, such as UHT (ultra-high temperature) treatments.
Clean label starch is often used as a thickener in soupsClean label starch is often used as a thickener in sauces and dips

Starch And Its Function In Food

Native starch is naturally found in many grains and vegetables. It is a polymeric carbohydrate, and it consists of numerous glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. As an ingredient, starch is used in various food products valued for its innate functionality, including thickening, stabilizing, or emulsifying properties. Starch is an important ingredient in foods such as soups, sauces, and gravies.

While native starch is widely used for its texturizing properties, it is sensitive to processing conditions, including heat, pH, and freeze/thaw conditions.

Plain native starch can't hold up to harsh processing and/or storage conditions.

Enhanced Functionality With A Clean Label

Careful clean label starches were designed to withstand harsh processing conditions, including high temperatures, pH, and storage conditions offering freeze/thaw stability. Careful clean label starches behave and function similarly to chemically modified starches. A&B Ingredients offers clean label product with improved swelling behavior and a simple "starch" label.

Process Tolerance and Storage Stability of Starch Graph

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