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Pisane Seen As Natural Replacement For Other Proteins

Fairfield, NJ, January 28, 2016 – According to the India-based MarketsandMarkets by 2020 the pea protein market is projected to reach $34.8 million globally. They project pea proteins will also experience a global annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2015 to 2020.

pea protein isolateGil Bakal, A&B Ingredients Managing Director, is not surprised noting that the U.S. should see an equally significant increase in the use of pea proteins as consumers seek more natural, clean label products in the foods they purchase.  In fact, he says A&B Ingredients has already seen growing interest in its Pisane® pea protein isolate over the past year.

“Manufacturers are getting the message that pea proteins are one of the most tolerated and accepted protein sources without high allergy issues.  They have already achieved much success as an effective replacement for soy and dairy in a wide range of products from pastas, crackers, salad dressing, cereal, smoothies, and baked goods.  This is why we are seeing manufacturers taking a hard look at pea proteins, as well as other natural ingredients, for their nutritional, weight management, and gluten-free products.”

Bakal notes that the increasing interest in pea protein also stems from its ability to replace a percentage of other proteins in some food products without affecting the color, taste, or texture of the products. “Pea proteins, like Pisane, are a sustainable protein source that allows for the formulation of high-quality protein enriched food.  They have high functionality, allowing them to partially or fully replace many other proteins,” he says

As an example, he points to the recent avian flu outbreak that caused retail egg prices to skyrocket causing manufacturers to look to A&B Ingredients’ pea protein isolates to fill their needs as a replacement for egg powders and egg whites.

An all-natural, clean-label ingredient, Pisane’s benefits also include:

  • High protein content (88 – 90%)
  • High digestibility of 98%
  • Low in anti-nutritional factors
  • Gluten-free
  • High tolerance
  • Free from common allergens
  • No cholesterol, lactose or soya
  • Naturally-sourced
  • GMO-free

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Founded in 1990, A&B Ingredients is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of high-quality natural food ingredients.  Among the products offered 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. The company is committed to working, as a partner, to develop prototypes of new beverages and improved food products.  A&B maintains full applications labs, pilot plant facilities with consumer testing capabilities, and provides technical sales and marketing, importing, distribution, and applications development/technical services.

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