Native wheat starches are commonly used in pet food as they provide an excellent source of natural carbohydrates. They also serve as an effective binding and thickening agent. Therefore, native starches provide the desired stability in the production of wet and dry feeds. They are used in the production of sauces and gravies in moist feeds and in dry and semi-moist products to improve the flexibility, crunchiness or crispness of pet food.
Native wheat starches Allstarch WN1 and Allstarch 1550 can be used in wet and dry pet food formulations as the source of carbohydrates, thickener, texturizer and binding agent. It can improve the texture, stability and look of wet food components, such as sauces and gravies. These types of starches are often used as a binder for some specific pet food products.
Here are the properties Allstarch WN1 and Allstarch 1550 provide:
Allstarch CWS (cold water swelling) wheat starches are used in wet and dry pet food production. They can improve the texture, stability and look of wet food components, such as sauces and gravies. In granulated pet food production, CWS wheat starches improve the granulation process and extend the life of equipment’s working surfaces due to lubricating properties. They are also an easily digestible carbohydrate source.
Here are the properties of CWS wheat starches in pet food:
Modified wheat starch Allstarch OT10 OT10 has high strength of the gel with barrier-forming properties. It suits well as a binding agent with the high binding ability for extrusion products. Allstarch OT10 improves chewing qualities and stability of granules and pellets.
Here are the advantages of adding Allstarch OT10 to pet food recipes:
Allstarch vital wheat gluten is a natural protein derived from wheat. It has a high biological value and a characteristic distribution of amino acids. Thereby wheat gluten is a well-balanced component of dry and wet pet food with an amino acid profile that is complementary to meat protein profiles. It is easily digestible in the small intestine, so the delivery of undigested proteins into the large bowel is minimal. It reduces fecal odor and flatulence, prevents toxic effects on the mucosa of the colon and helps to lubricate the passage of food. These features make wheat gluten suitable even for some veterinary-exclusive diets. At the same time, wheat gluten is an economic component with good storage stability.
Here are the properties of Allstarch vital wheat gluten: