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dry blends are included within all application areas, the one common characteristic
feature for all of them is that they are powder products.
Water or other liquids are added to dry mixes, and temperatures can vary from 0 to 100°C. A cold water swelling starch must be used if cold water is added to the dry mix and the temperature is below that required for the starch to gelatinise (58–65°C for potato starch). If hot water is added to the dry mix at a higher temperature than that required for gelatinisation, a cook-up starch can be used. However, cold water swelling starch can also be used if special textures are required, while at the same time getting the full benefit of the starch.
Producing dry mixes is not quite as simple as it sounds, and you need to take several different factors into account. If the mix is being prepared as a dry product, it is important that the mixer unit can mix the ingredients to a homogenous blend. It is also important that the size of the powdered ingredients being used does not vary too much. Otherwise, the product may separate during transport or storage. Another way to prepare a dry mix is to use spray drying, a process in which all the ingredients are mixed with water and subsequently dried. This results in a very uniform dry mix. A third method is to make an agglomerated product, in which the individual particles are stuck together with lecithin, maltodextrin or similar agents.
Some of the important properties of dry mixes include the fact that they do not form lumps while being stirred, and that they only take a short time to reach their maximum viscosity. If dry mixes do form lumps or clots, however, these can be avoided by using agglomerated starch.
Dry mixes include products like sauces and soups, desserts, instant bakery cream and bakery mixes.
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ColdSwell 3681A is a cold water swelling starch with intact starch granules that provide a short texture. Because it is an agglomerated starch, ColdSwell 3681A is very easily dispersed within the mixture, giving a good mouthfeel.
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