ChickP Protein has developed a line of plant-based nutrition prototypes including cereal and energy bars, created using its signature 90% chickpea isolate ingredient.
The company has developed the range to fulfill the demand for natural, high-protein products for consumers with an active lifestyle. ChickP will showcase its protein-fortified, granola-based demos at the upcoming Fi Europe 2023, 28-30 November in Frankfurt.
The granola-based cereal and energy bars are composed of nuts, seeds, oats and green buckwheat, infused with a minimum of 30% of the chickpea isolate. They are naturally mildly sweetened with honey and agave and are rich in fibre, ChickP said.
Maor Dahan, head of development and applications for ChickP, said that the key challenge in fortifying energy snacks with vegan forms of protein is avoiding a bitter aftertaste while retaining a crispy texture.
Dahan commented: “Our chickpea isolate solves both challenges. It has a neutral flavour plus a fine consistency for seamless integration. Moreover, it is a complete protein providing all the essential amino acids, including naturally occurring branch-chain amino acids essential for building and maintaining muscle mass.”
The chickpea protein isolate offers an all-natural, clean-label functional ingredient tailored to suit a range of plant-based products including dairy analogues such as cheese, ice cream and barista creamers. It can also be used as a replacement for eggs.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2023
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