Ingredion has added four new products with a clean taste (CT) to its range of pulse-based proteins and flours
VITESSENCE Pulse CT proteins and HOMECRAFT Pulse CT flours enable food manufacturers to formulate on-trend, consumer-winning, protein-enriched products in flavour sensitive applications.
The neutral flavour profile of these unique proteins and flours is created using proprietary heat moisture technology. The two new VITESSENCE CT proteins, made from pea and faba bean, can be used to boost the protein content of high moisture applications such as dairy and beverages.
Made from pea and lentil, the clean taste of the HOMECRAFT Pulse CT flours allows higher dosages to be incorporated into low moisture applications including sweet baked goods, pasta and snacks without any negative impact on the flavour or sensory experience of the product.
These new ingredients are effectively widening the range of food products able to benefit from nutritious, pulse-based ingredients.
Karin Meissner, Business Development Manager at Ingredion, explains: 'It's not surprising that we're experiencing strong demand for our pulse-based ingredients and have focused our innovation efforts here. As well as being highly nutritious and gluten-free, these products meet the growing trend for veganism and non-meat sources of protein enabling a range of claims from 'high in protein' and 'gluten-free' through to 'dairy free' and 'vegetarian.'
'Our four new products allow food manufacturers to use pulses in new and exciting areas, such as increasing the protein content in sweet baked goods and pasta. We're already seeing a lot of interest from the dairy and dairy alternative sector as the new Pulse CT proteins address the trend for vegetable protein. It is able to boost the protein content of analogue cheese while delivering a sweet and salty flavour profile that meets the consumer perception of cheese,' she added.
In addition to their unique neutral flavour, VITESSENCE Pulse CT proteins (1552/3602) and HOMECRAFT Pulse CT flours (1203/2201) are naturally high in protein and fibre, and rich in nutrients including potassium, magnesium and iron, to support healthy recipe formulations. Label-friendly, they are a recognisable ingredient, listed simply as 'pulse protein' or 'pulse flour.'
As the exclusive distributor of pulse ingredients manufactured by AGT, one of the largest global pulse suppliers, Ingredion offers the broadest range of pulse flours and protein concentrates in EMEA, including five VITESSENCE proteins and 16 HOMECRAFT flours. The new clean taste products are