Texturants

Kerry’s texturants and texture systems deliver benefits including improved stabilisation and mouthfeel to a range of food and beverage products.

Delivering stability and improved mouthfeel

Kerry’s texturants and texture systems are carefully developed blends of emulsifiers, hydrocolloids and other selected functional ingredients that deliver specific performance in application, such as improving mouthfeel and increasing product stability. Because we manage our own supply chain, our creative solutions can help remove raw material price fluctuations.

Explore texturants and texture systems across applications:

Bakery

From nutritional optimisation to allergen removal, our texturants respond to changing consumer demands in baked products. These food stabilisers and texture solutions are designed to work in cakes and meringues as well as in toppings, fillings and icings for bakery applications.

Icings, fillings and frostings

Create icings, fillings and frostings that are:

  • Freeze/thaw stable
  • Lower in fat
  • Load-bearing
  • Aerated

Our texturant ingredients for icings, fillings and frostings include:

  • Sherex™ range
  • Admul range
Cakes and Meringues

Create cakes and meringues that are:

  • Soft or moist over shelf life
  • Egg-free with excellent stability in meringues
  • Consistent in price and performance during times of raw material price fluctuation

Our texturant ingredients for cakes and meringues include:

  • Sherex range
  • Admul range

Beverages

Our texturant ingredients for beverages enhance processability and shelf life stability while delivering improved mouthfeel. This range supports product innovation by offering improved texture and stability across beverage applications, including soft drinks, milkshake and frappe bases, recombined milks, UHT milks, chocolate milks, fortified milks, breakfast beverages, acidified dairy beverages, yoghurt beverages, fermented milks and powdered beverages.

Soft drinks

Create soft drinks that have:

  • Increased viscosity
  • More stable pulp in juices

Our texturant ingredients for soft drinks include:

  • Buvatex
  • Deltagel

Dairy Beverages

Create dairy beverages that have:

  • Enhanced mouthfeel, structure and stability
  • Creamy texture (even in reduced fat recipes)
  • Improved shelf life stability
  • Improved emulsification
  • Increased viscosity
  • Protection for proteins and enhanced processing stability in low pH beverages (including UHT processes)
  • Halal and kosher options

Our texturant ingredients for dairy beverages include:

  • Sherex™ range

Confectionery

We offer a range of solutions specially formulated to enhance the texture and gelling of sugar confectionery products. These texturants and food stabilisers are gelatine-free, suitable for most neutral and acidic applications and work across products including jellies, aerated candy, marshmallows and meringues.

Create confectionery products with:

  • Improved mouthfeel
  • Better texture and stability over shelf life
  • Excellent gel clarity
  • Optimised flavour release
  • Kosher and halal labeling options

Our texturant ingredients for confectionery products include:

  • Sherex™ CS range

Dairy

From ice cream to yoghurts and cheeses, our dairy-focused texture systems deliver the experience consumers want from dairy-based products. These solutions are specially formulated to enhance mouthfeel, structure and stability throughout processing and across shelf life. (For more on dairy beverages, see the “Beverages” tab.)

Ice Creams and Desserts

Create ice creams and desserts with:

  • Smooth and creamy texture (even in reduced fat recipes)
  • Reduced ice crystal growth
  • Enhanced mouthfeel in high moisture/low solids recipes
  • Protection against heat shock
  • Halal and kosher labeling options
  • Sustainable and palm-free ingredients

Our texturant ingredients for ice creams and desserts include:

  • Sherex™ range
Whipped Creams, Yoghurts and Processed Cheeses

Create whipped creams, yoghurts and processed cheeses with:

  • Improved shelf stability
  • Excellent aeration
  • Shape retention and pipe-ability
  • Improved texture
  • Enhanced viscosity and improved mouthfeel in whipped products

Our texturant ingredients for whipped creams, yoghurts and processed cheeses include:

  • Sherex range

Dairy Alternatives

Consumer interest in dairy alternatives is growing. We can help you create dairy alternative products including yoghurts, desserts, ice creams, whipped creams, processed cheeses and beverages. Our texturant solutions work with a variety of bases—including almond, oat, soy and coconut—to achieve stable products with a smooth texture free of graininess and lumps.

Create dairy alternative products with:

  • A smooth, creamy texture
  • No grittiness or lumping
  • Shelf stability

Our texturant ingredients for dairy alternatives include:

  • Sherex™ IC, CR and DE ranges

Savoury

Using a unique mixture of hydrocolloids and starches, our texture system solutions achieve the desired consumer experience in dressings and sauces. These solutions work in both egg and egg-free formulations, including sauces and dressings.

Create savoury products with:

  • Increased stability and reduced syneresis
  • Consumer preferred viscosity and mouthfeel

Our texturant ingredients for savoury products include:

  • Dres range

Spreads and Margarines

Our texture systems can help tackle difficult industry issues in the creation of spreads and margarines, from anti-spatter frying to puff pastry margarine solutions.

Our solutions for spreads and margarines can help:

  • Reduce yield losses and dosing complexity of lecithin
  • Reduce spatter in frying margarines
  • Enhance the functionality of puff pastry margarine

Our texturant ingredients for spreads and margarines include:

  • Myvatex range

Bakery

Bakery

From nutritional optimisation to allergen removal, our texturants respond to changing consumer demands in baked products. These food stabilisers and texture solutions are designed to work in cakes and meringues as well as in toppings, fillings and icings for bakery applications.

Icings, fillings and frostings

Create icings, fillings and frostings that are:

  • Freeze/thaw stable
  • Lower in fat
  • Load-bearing
  • Aerated

Our texturant ingredients for icings, fillings and frostings include:

  • Sherex™ range
  • Admul range
Cakes and Meringues

Create cakes and meringues that are:

  • Soft or moist over shelf life
  • Egg-free with excellent stability in meringues
  • Consistent in price and performance during times of raw material price fluctuation

Our texturant ingredients for cakes and meringues include:

  • Sherex range
  • Admul range

Beverages

Beverages

Our texturant ingredients for beverages enhance processability and shelf life stability while delivering improved mouthfeel. This range supports product innovation by offering improved texture and stability across beverage applications, including soft drinks, milkshake and frappe bases, recombined milks, UHT milks, chocolate milks, fortified milks, breakfast beverages, acidified dairy beverages, yoghurt beverages, fermented milks and powdered beverages.

Soft drinks

Create soft drinks that have:

  • Increased viscosity
  • More stable pulp in juices

Our texturant ingredients for soft drinks include:

  • Buvatex
  • Deltagel

Dairy Beverages

Create dairy beverages that have:

  • Enhanced mouthfeel, structure and stability
  • Creamy texture (even in reduced fat recipes)
  • Improved shelf life stability
  • Improved emulsification
  • Increased viscosity
  • Protection for proteins and enhanced processing stability in low pH beverages (including UHT processes)
  • Halal and kosher options

Our texturant ingredients for dairy beverages include:

  • Sherex™ range

Confectionery

Confectionery

We offer a range of solutions specially formulated to enhance the texture and gelling of sugar confectionery products. These texturants and food stabilisers are gelatine-free, suitable for most neutral and acidic applications and work across products including jellies, aerated candy, marshmallows and meringues.

Create confectionery products with:

  • Improved mouthfeel
  • Better texture and stability over shelf life
  • Excellent gel clarity
  • Optimised flavour release
  • Kosher and halal labeling options

Our texturant ingredients for confectionery products include:

  • Sherex™ CS range

Dairy

Dairy

From ice cream to yoghurts and cheeses, our dairy-focused texture systems deliver the experience consumers want from dairy-based products. These solutions are specially formulated to enhance mouthfeel, structure and stability throughout processing and across shelf life. (For more on dairy beverages, see the “Beverages” tab.)

Ice Creams and Desserts

Create ice creams and desserts with:

  • Smooth and creamy texture (even in reduced fat recipes)
  • Reduced ice crystal growth
  • Enhanced mouthfeel in high moisture/low solids recipes
  • Protection against heat shock
  • Halal and kosher labeling options
  • Sustainable and palm-free ingredients

Our texturant ingredients for ice creams and desserts include:

  • Sherex™ range
Whipped Creams, Yoghurts and Processed Cheeses

Create whipped creams, yoghurts and processed cheeses with:

  • Improved shelf stability
  • Excellent aeration
  • Shape retention and pipe-ability
  • Improved texture
  • Enhanced viscosity and improved mouthfeel in whipped products

Our texturant ingredients for whipped creams, yoghurts and processed cheeses include:

  • Sherex range

Dairy Alternatives

Dairy Alternatives

Consumer interest in dairy alternatives is growing. We can help you create dairy alternative products including yoghurts, desserts, ice creams, whipped creams, processed cheeses and beverages. Our texturant solutions work with a variety of bases—including almond, oat, soy and coconut—to achieve stable products with a smooth texture free of graininess and lumps.

Create dairy alternative products with:

  • A smooth, creamy texture
  • No grittiness or lumping
  • Shelf stability

Our texturant ingredients for dairy alternatives include:

  • Sherex™ IC, CR and DE ranges

Savoury

Savoury

Using a unique mixture of hydrocolloids and starches, our texture system solutions achieve the desired consumer experience in dressings and sauces. These solutions work in both egg and egg-free formulations, including sauces and dressings.

Create savoury products with:

  • Increased stability and reduced syneresis
  • Consumer preferred viscosity and mouthfeel

Our texturant ingredients for savoury products include:

  • Dres range

Spreads and Margarines

Spreads and Margarines

Our texture systems can help tackle difficult industry issues in the creation of spreads and margarines, from anti-spatter frying to puff pastry margarine solutions.

Our solutions for spreads and margarines can help:

  • Reduce yield losses and dosing complexity of lecithin
  • Reduce spatter in frying margarines
  • Enhance the functionality of puff pastry margarine

Our texturant ingredients for spreads and margarines include:

  • Myvatex range

More benefits of our texturants and texture systems  

Tailored solutions

Work with our experts to learn if your product would benefit from a custom solution or one from our existing range.

Processing optimisation

Our texturants create better products while addressing processing challenges such as overrun.

Product alternatives

The texturants in our range include solutions that are palm-free, vegan and cleaner label.