Swelite® pea fiber is an all natural non-GMO product extracted from the endosperm of the yellow pea. Containing both dietary fiber and starch, Swelite (pea fiber) is allergen, cholesterol, lactose and gluten free. This pea fiber is extremely well suited for enhancing both texture and yield in formed meat and poultry products. Swelite forms a matrix within the meat or poultry paste and acts as a shape retention agent controlling cooking losses and keeping the product tender, juicy and in its original form through the cooking process. In addition, Swelite pea fiber functions as a meat extender, thus increasing product yield without sacrificing texture and quality.
Swelite pea fiber is derived from the endosperm of yellow peas, and it is extracted without the use of organic solvents or chemicals, thus the product has a clean label. This fiber binds water much like a sponge and releases it under strong mechanical actions such as chewing, thereby providing excellent juiciness to a multitude of foods. The product can bind 10 parts of water by capillary uptake in cold conditions and also acts as a terrific emulsifier to bind fats as well. Additionally, gelatinization of the linked starch granules provides a supplementary buffer to the water binding capacity during heating.
Benefits of Swelite pea fiber:
- Increase in product stability and reduces cooking losses
- Value-added alternative for protein in meats— 50-100% replacement
- Reduced variations due to variations in meat quality by acting as a buffer for meat inconsistencies
- Improves juiciness and stability while reducing cooking losses
Sweetie pea fiber from A&B Ingredients, a leading developer, marketer and distributor of high quality natural food ingredients. Among the products A&B provides are pea proteins, antioxidants, antimicrobials and natural and artificial flavors. Based on a tradition of research and development, A&B’s focus is to discover unique flavors and ingredients that enable its customers to create value-added products.