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Food & Beverage

Ingredients, resources, and expertise for creating successful food and beverage products.

Food and beverage manufacturers work in an increasingly complicated, ever-changing environment. Our expertise in processing agricultural commodities into high-quality ingredients gives you an edge in making products that satisfy consumers around the world.

Nowadays many of the trends in food consumption relate to an aging population, growing urbanization levels and changing lifestyles. Consumers clearly prefer not to compensate on good taste and texture when they look for healthier products. We’re here to jointly connect ideas to opportunities. Whatever challenges you have at hand, our diverse portfolio of core and specialty ingredients, ingredient and finished food systems will help you achieve your next food or beverage success.

For more information about Cargill’s Food & Beverage portfolio, visit our Global website.

Explore our product offerings for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Alcoholic drink Alcohol

Making quality alcohol naturally since 1899, our grain and potable alcohol features pure quality and is consequently an essential and added-value for the food sector. Having organoleptic panels at our different production facilities gives us the opportunity to adapt to local sensoric wishes and standards. By partnering with our customers we provide them the best ethanol meeting their requirements, enhancing their products and ensuring the most stable quality. 

Cocoa & Chocolate

Chocolate Cocoa & Chocolate

We connect our deep cocoa knowledge with our broad food ingredient expertise and manage our supply chain from sourcing the beans at origin up to delivering our cocoa and chocolate products on your doorstep.

  • Gerkens® cocoa powder
  • Cocoa liquor
  • Cocoa butter
  • Chocolate
  • Coatings
  • Fillings

Oils & Fats

Bottles of vegetable oil Oils & Fats

Our broad portfolio of oils combined with extensive refining, blending and modification capabilities help you to create nutritious and high quality foods. Our packaging facilities deliver packaging formats supporting health, safety and sustainability requirements.

  • Sunflower oils
  • Rapeseed oils
  • Soy oils
  • Corn oils
  • Tropical oils
  • Olive oils
  • Functional blends

Functional Systems

Orange juice Functional Systems

Cargill’s product ranges provide a wide variety of options for functional systems, combining at least two ingredients that will deliver performance, distinct from that achievable from their use separately. Our products offer solutions for a well-suited final texture and stability, as well as taste and mouthfeel.

  • Standard systems
  • Integrated systems
  • Lecithin-on-carrier systems


Person harvesting seaweed Hydrocolloids

We offer a broad range of hydrocolloids including products such as biopolymers, carrageenans, galactomannans and pectins. These are used as gelling and thickening agents in all areas of the food industry and in a growing number of cosmetic, pharmaceutical and technical applications.

  • Carrageenans
  • Galactomannans
  • Pectins
  • Xanthan gum


Lecithin Lecithins

With more than 70 years of lecithin experience, we are offering the broadest portfolio of lecithin-based solutions available today to empower our customer developing innovative new products: NGM and non-allergen products, clean label alternatives to artificial emulsifiers, sustainably-sourced and supplied, we are committed to turn development briefs into commercial successes. We are offering the full range of lecithin products from a broad variety of natural sources such as soy, sunflower, canola/rape and egg.

  • Fluid, compounds, de-oiled and fractionated lecithins
  • Modified (enzymatic hydrolysis) as well as unmodified


Protein Proteins

Cargill offers cost-effective and sustainable sources of proteins based on wheat and corn. Our vegetable proteins help our customers to meet consumer demands in products with added health benefits while optimizing their process cost efficiently. Featuring a neutral taste our ProwLiz™ wheat proteins range bring many benefits in a large panel of food applications, with some unique benefits in beverages formulations.

  • ProwLiz™ Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Corn gluten meal

Starches & Derivatives

Corn starch Starches & Derivatives

Starch is the most common carbohydrate in the human diet. Starch products are used to thicken, stabilize, emulsify and enhance the texture of everyday foods. Sourced from a variety of raw plant ingredients, including Maize, Waxy Maize, Potato, Tapioca & Wheat, our starch-based solutions contribute to the quality of your foods and beverages worldwide.

  • Native and functional clean label starches
  • Functional starches (cook up and instant)
  • Maltodextrins (liquid/spray dried)
  • Spray dried glucose


shared sweeteners preview 425x325 Sweeteners 

We offer a wide range of sweeteners across all three principal ingredients categories: Foundation sweeteners, polyols like Zerose™ erythritol and specialty sweeteners. Our sweetness offering enables you to replace traditional sucrose in food and beverage applications, while providing you nutritional and health benefits.

  • Dextrose
  • Glucose
  • Glucose fructose syrups
  • Hydrolysates
  • Polyols
  • Specialty sweeteners
  • Stevia



In food and beverage applications, glycerin is used as a humectant, solvent and sweetener. Additionally it’s used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods, as sugar substitute and as thickening agents in liqueurs. Cargill offers a wide range of glycerin products, starting from 86.5% to 99.7% refined glycerin including a wide range of certifications along with the product such as kosher, halal, RSPO, E442 and non-gmo per EU regulation.

  • Refined glycerin 99,5%, Ph.Eur.
  • Refined glycerin 99,5%, Ph.Eur., E422, kosher, non-gmo
  • Refined glycerin 99,5%, USP, E422, kosher, non-gmo
  • Refined glycerin 99,5%, Ph.Eur., E442, kosher, halal, non-gmo/non-palm based material or MB RSPO glycerine
  • Refined glycerin 99,7%, Ph.Eur., non-gmo
  • Refined glycerin 86,5% Ph.Eur., kosher, non-gmo – pure rapeseed or MB RSPO glycerine