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Here's a quick wrap of some recent ingredient innovations and announcements.

Hi-Maize

Hi-Maize is a proprietary type of natural fibre made from corn and Ingredion has announced it now has a self-substantiated General Level Health Claim (GLHC) in Australia for its Hi-Maize resistant starch product based on digestive health.

Through a systematic literature review, Ingredion established that “Resistant Starch 2 (RS2) helps to maintain/support a healthy digestive system when consumed as part of a healthy diet made up of a variety of foods”.

Guradji

Guradji is a native Australian plant used by indigenous people for thousands of years that’s now available as a tisane, or a tea-like herbal infusion, through LORE Australia.

Guradji was launched to the mainstream market in June by a conservation biologist with Aboriginal heritage, and it is reportedly full of antioxidants and bitter compounds similar to those found in green tea and cacao shown to be anti-inflammatory and beneficial to gut health.

Remypure

Beneo recently launched Remypure, a functional native rice starch that is suitable for many applications, including recipes that require severe processing such as sauces, baby food jars, dairy desserts (pictured above) and fruit preparations.

Beneo says the strengthened starch granule performs well, even under demanding conditions.

Packaging News

Ahead of Saturday’s election, the Boomerang Alliance has called for more action on plastic pollution from the major parties.

PKN's latest issue is out, bringing readers a full wrap-up of recent major industry events, company news, packaging innovation and our indispensible annual industry directory.

In another positive step towards meeting the packaging industry's 2025 targets, the federal government has committed $3 million to recycling projects, including a B2B circular economy e-commerce platform. PKN spoke to APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly.