Plant-Based Pea Proteins
Plant-based pea proteins are an extremely viable protein source. They allow for the formulation of high-quality enriched foods. A&B offers a wide range of plant-based pea proteins in a variety of forms that are ideal for health-conscious foods and diets. Our pea proteins are based on a low glycemic index (GI) and/or high protein intake. They are non-GMO and contain 85% to 90% protein. They are also highly digestible (>98%), gluten-free and exhibit low incidents of allergens.
Pea proteins are one of the most tolerated and accepted protein sources without incidents of high allergy issues. They are grown in an environmentally sustainable way vs animal and soy alternatives.
Our plant-based pea proteins can replace a significant percentage of other proteins, in many food products, without impacting the color, taste, or texture. This is especially important when considering the ever-growing move toward all-natural, clean label ingredients.
An Extremely Viable Source
Yellow peas are one of the most extremely viable plant-based protein sources. Far more sustainable than animal-based protein, pea protein easily allows for the formulation of high-quality protein-enriched foods. That’s why more food manufacturers are looking at the benefits of using pea protein in their formulations more than ever before.
It seems that food manufacturers are not the only group to take notice of pea proteins. FoodBev Media voted pea protein as one of the top 10 food and beverage trends for 2017 saying “Pea protein is sustainable, non-allergenic and natural. It’s made from ground dried yellow peas with no added preservatives – exactly what the name implies.”
Vegetable proteins also have a more natural and healthy aspect to them when compared to animal-based proteins, which are often linked to health disorders.
Additional benefits of pea protein:
- Rich in Lysine and Arginine amino acids
- Low levels of anti-nutritional factors
- Kosher and Halal certified
Organic Pea Protein
A&B Ingredients now offers an organic plant-based pea protein. This pea protein was developed to specifically meet the needs of manufacturers for senior nutrition, sports nutrition, weight management and gluten-free products. They are certified organic through Ecocert®.
Extracted from organic locally grown yellow peas using a gentle aqueous process, pea proteins can replace a significant percentage of other proteins in nutritional products. Pea proteins are one of the most tolerated and accepted protein sources without high allergy issues. Our organic plant-based pea proteins provide a creamy texture, high solubility and good emulsifying properties. It is non-GMO, cholesterol-free and highly digestible.
They also fulfill the growing consumer demand for organic products. According to a recent Mintel study, more than one-third of respondents bought more organic foods/beverages than the year before. And, as noted in our recent blog Naturally Speaking — Pisane® Pea Protein A Top 10 Choice — FoodBev Media voted pea protein as one of the top 10 food and beverage trends for 2017 saying ‘Pea protein is sustainable, non-allergenic and natural. It’s made from ground dried yellow peas with no added preservatives – exactly what the name implies.”
A&B ingredients is able to feed the increased demand pea protein products thanks to the recent expansion of pea protein isolate product capacity at Cosucra’s Belgium production facility. This state-of-the-art Belgian facility uses only locally grown peas that are certified free of any genetic modification, thus enabling Pisane’s nutritional properties perfect for use in diverse applications like nutritional bars, granola bars, bread products, and high protein shakes and extruded crisps.
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.