Vitafoods Europe: Glanbia debuts low viscosity oat drink

The nutrition specialists will showcase a number of plant-powered innovative prototype, alongside other dairy protein, bioactives and vitamin mineral premixes

Nutrition specialist, Glanbia Nutritionals, will highlight its plant-based nutrition expertise at this year’s Vitafoods Europe. In addition to featuring a number of plant-powered innovative prototypes, they will be showcasing a selection of dairy protein, bioactives and vitamin-mineral premixes across a range of applications in bars, bites and beverages.

Glanbia will also debut its new solution BevOat Low Viscosity, designed for ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages. Experts will be on-stand to demonstrate how Glanbia’s latest ingredient advances can help to create innovative solutions to meet growing trends in the food and nutrition industry.

Tara Maguire, European Marketing Manager at Glanbia Nutritionals, said: “With sustainability the key focus of this year’s event, it provides us with the ideal opportunity to highlight the innovative plant-based ingredients and solutions that we offer and showcase our formulation expertise on stand”.

Sustainable sports nutrition

Following the sustainability theme of the Vitafoods 2019 event, Glanbia will introduce two plant-based sports nutrition prototypes at the show.

The first designed for pre-workout is FitNox Fueled RTM, featuring FitNox, a source of 100% plant-based Nitric Oxide (NO) that has been shown to deliver a 336% boost in NO for superior performance with no added stimulants.

Driven by patent-pending plant-based matrix technology, FitNox contains three key botanical ingredients designed for pre-workout – Moringa Oleifera Leaf extract, pomegranate extract and black ginger extract. High in vitamins C, B1, B3, B5 and B12 the FitNox Fueled RTM is the perfect pre-workout drink to protect cells from oxidative stress and boost overall performance.

In addition, Glanbia experts will be on stand to present a Plant Protein Recovery RTM which revitalises and replenishes post-workout. Featuring HarvestPro PeaProtein, BevOat, BevFlax XtraSmooth flaxseed and Glanbia’s instantised Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) AminoBlast, the beverage delivers 20g of protein per serving, 1.1g of Omega-3, and is a good source of fibre.

With a salted caramel taste, and smooth texture, this RTM drink offers complete plant-powered nutrition.

Indulgent healthy snacking

As the healthy snacking market segment continues to grow, Glanbia will showcase its innovative bar ingredients with a Whipped Chocolate Sensation Bar, packed with 13.2g of protein per 50g serving.

The bar features BarPro Milk Protein, which provides a unique whipped texture, minimises bar hardening and extends shelf life and BevFlax XtraSmooth for a smooth soft taste.

Alongside this will be a Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Bar featuring their new Crunchie Milk Protein Crisps, BarFlex partially hydrolysed whey protein isolate, BevWise whey protein and BarPro Milk Protein. With 20g of high-quality protein per 72g bar, this indulgent snack offers a clean flavour while having a crunchy texture, thanks to the innovative protein crisps.

In addition to the high protein content, it is low in sugar and packed with 11g of fibre offering an all-round healthy snack.

Supplement boost

Glanbia will also demonstrate its extensive expertise in micronutrient premixes and supplements with the Blueberry Boost solution designed to increase energy and strengthen the immune system. This supplement includes 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals to boost everyday wellbeing.

Oat powered beverages

The growing popularity of oat drinks is well documented, with a 40% increase in product launches for oat drinks in 2017-2018 and Forbes even pondering if 2019 is the year of the oat, it is the on-trend drink of the moment.

While undeniably a growing market for the RTD segment, it is a tricky ingredient to work with, as congealing is a big issue when exposed to heat, therefore limiting how manufacturers can use it. Glanbia’s new BevOat Low Viscosity (LV) provides manufacturers with a gluten-free, heat-stable oat flour designed specifically for RTD. The nutritionally rich pourable oat flour will be showcased on stand at Vitafoods and offers a silky smooth mouthfeel with a clean oaty flavour that is perfect for the oat beverages customers are craving.

Maguire said: “We’re also looking forward to introducing two new products, BevOat Low Viscosity and FitNox and encourage visitors to stop by the stand to find out how Glanbia is driving innovation in the industry”.

 

Vitafoods will take place on 7-9 May 2019 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.

At the event, Glanbia can be found at booth H84.

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