Native – what is it?

In the context of Foodcom S.A.’s operations, “Native” refers to products in their natural, unmodified state, without any chemical alterations or processing beyond what is naturally occurring. For example, “Native Corn Starch” would signify corn starch extracted from maize in its original form, without undergoing any chemical modifications or treatments. Native products are prized for preserving the inherent qualities, flavor, and nutritional value of the source material, making them valuable ingredients in various food, feed, and industrial applications.

Most common questions

1. Why choose Native products over modified ones?

Native products are preferred in situations where maintaining the natural characteristics of the source material is essential. They often offer superior flavor, texture, and nutritional profiles compared to their modified counterparts. Additionally, in clean-label and natural product trends, consumers may prefer ingredients with minimal processing.

2. Are Native products always unprocessed?

While “Native” generally implies minimal processing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that no processing has occurred. Native products may undergo gentle processing steps like washing, drying, or grinding to make them suitable for specific applications. However, they are not subjected to chemical modifications, which can alter their inherent qualities.

3. Where are Native products commonly used in the food industry?

Native products find applications in various food segments. For instance, Native Corn Starch can be used as a thickening agent in soups and sauces, as a binding agent in baked goods, or for dusting surfaces to prevent sticking during food preparation. Their versatility makes them valuable ingredients in culinary and food manufacturing processes.

4. How does Foodcom S.A. ensure the authenticity of Native products in its portfolio?

Foodcom S.A. places a strong emphasis on product integrity and quality. When trading in Native products, the company works closely with trusted suppliers and conducts thorough quality assessments to ensure that the products adhere to the “Native” label. This involves verifying that no chemical modifications or adulterations have occurred in the production and processing of these ingredients.

5. Can Native products be used in industrial applications beyond food?

Absolutely! Native products are valuable in various industrial sectors, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and textiles. In these industries, their natural properties can be harnessed for specific purposes, such as binding agents, thickeners, or raw materials for formulations.