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Carnet Foods Modified Food Starch

We all know the choices of thickeners available at the grocery store: flour, cornstarch, tapioca, and occasionally arrowroot.
In today's fast-paced world, many of us feel a need for more versatile thickeners:
that are easier to use,
thicken without cooking,
can be used in a wide range of favorite recipes,
and remain stable in a wide range of conditions.
We want to prepare meals ahead and have them retain a quality we can be proud of. We want more control over what our family eats than we can get with commercially prepared foods. And we want to be able to make our own low-calorie and low-fat products.

We have experimented with over thirty different food starches in order to ensure our selection of the ultimate instant food starches: Ultra Gel and Thick Gel!

Every recipe in this site is designed specifically for Ultra Gel® or Thick Gel modified food starches.

Ultra Gel™ is a "modified food starch" made from waxy maize (corn) which can be used to thicken hot or cold foods without cooking.

Starches like Ultra Gel™ are used commercially in an incredible number of applications. Modified food starches make gravies, soups and sauces smooth and attractively colored. Ultra Gel™ will not add color to your food; it becomes clear as it thickens.

Ultra Gel™

Allows homemade favorites to be refrigerated or frozen and reheated by conventional or microwave methods.
Stabilizes low-fat products such as salad dressings, adds body to low sugar foods (such as jams), and allows artificial sweeteners to be used in a wide variety of foods.
Provides moistness and improve mouthfeel to baked goods.
Sauces made with Ultra Gel™ will not set up or separate like traditional cornstarch-thickened sauces. You can truly enjoy refrigerated or frozen meals made to your family's exacting standards! And because you make it fresh, you can avoid the additives and preservatives essential to commercially prepared products.

Too thick? Add a little more liquid. Too thin? Add a little more Ultra Gel™.

Thick Gel

Thick Gel is a "modified food starch" which requires boiling temperatures in order to thicken.

It is corn-based and is substituted in equal amounts for conventional cornstarch in your favorite recipes.
Thick Gel stays clear-colored and won't add flavor to your recipes.
It has a wide range of applications since it is stable to both very hot (canning) and very cold (freezing) temperatures.

It is recommended for use in USDA approved pie filling recipes.


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Carnet Foods provides modified food starch products which can be used to thicken hot or cold foods without cooking.
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