60 Percent Pea Protein Crisp Hits Health Market

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28 Feb 2017 --- PGP International have launched a New 60% protein crisp which is set to provide food manufacturers with an edge in a market where energy-boosting protein, weight management and clean eating is in high demand.

The pea protein crisps, which could be incorporated into a wide variety of products including cereals, snack bars, energy foods and confectionery, have been developed using PGP International's latest advanced extrusion technology, which ensures the 60% crisps contain high levels of protein while remaining free from hexane, a neurotoxic petrochemical solvent. 

Speaking with FoodIngredientsFirst, Peter Hassing VP of Extruded Products said: “We see most potential for this product in granola, cereal bars and clusters. Achieving proper textural attributes as the protein levels increase is the biggest challenge when using this type of extrusion technology.”

Are there other innovations to come from this development? “Higher protein levels as well as organic versions,” he claims.

Pea protein crisps have a huge variety of health benefits; they're gluten free, 100% vegan, Kosher, and easily digested by the body to minimize bloating. Plus, they're hypoallergenic and perfect for those intolerant to animal-based proteins or soy. Pea protein has also been clinically investigated and is proven to improve satiety between meals due to the way in which it stimulates intestinal secretion of peptides which signal to the central nervous system food intake should be reduced. This makes them an excellent ingredient for weight management foods. Not only that, but they're high in BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) which help to maintain the body in a muscle-building state, something which is in high demand with weight lifting and fitness enthusiasts.

With health, fitness and wellness currently driving consumer demand, PGP International's natural, non-GMO pea protein crisps are a cost-effective ingredient for manufacturers of clean label food products. They can be used in both cold slab and baked bars, incorporated into clusters, or simply added to cereals and granola. Their high-protein, energy-boosting effects also make them an excellent ingredient for energy and nutrition foods, while their light flavor ensures they're versatile enough to incorporate into confectionery and desserts.

PGP International, a division of ABF Ingredients, specialize in the production of speciality flour blends and extruded plant proteins. Their dedication to advancing technology in their sector is what led them to produce the 60% pea protein crisp alongside soy and rice protein crisps. However, it is the complex range of health benefits and versatility of pea protein crisps which makes them such a sought-after and impressive product in a crowded and highly competitive food market.

by Elizabeth Kenward

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PGP International is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high protein crisps and grain crisps for the Cereal, Energy and Nutritional Bar industry, both domestically and internationally.Their highly skilled Research and Development team works with customers to develop new product innovations and to improve their existing formulations. Offering an assortment of extruded crisps and snack products which are made using soy, hexane-free pea protein and rice. Their extruded ingredient line includes a variety of gluten-free rice breading / food coating systems. These coating systems can also be made using grains other than rice.
 
They offer a variety of rice based functional ingredients for the food and nutraceutical industry under the PAC brand. Our PAC products are rice based pre-gelatinized and hydrolyzed rice flours which have been developed for applications in the bakery, beverage, dressing and sauces, ice cream and meat industries. Non-food related applications include cosmetics and capsules. These products are also available organically.

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