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.
Gil 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:
A&B Ingredients provides natural clean label ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry with a focus on health and nutrition, food safety and quality. A&B Ingredient’s portfolio includes pea protein, starch and fiber, shelf-stable probiotics, low sodium sea salt, natural flavor enhancement, natural antioxidants, antimicrobials, and yeast and mold inhibitors.