Company: BI Nutraceuticals
Ingredient Snapshot: BI Nutraceuticals recently released three new ingredients.
- Quinoa Crisps: Quinoa has reached mainstream popularity in the past few years, finding its way into baked goods, nutrition bars, ready meals, and much more. This is due to its high nutritional value. Quinoa offers more protein and fiber than other common grains; is a complete vegetarian source of protein; and is gluten-free. It is most commonly added to foods as whole seed or powder, but BI also offers Quinoa Flakes and most recently Quinoa Crisps. Quinoa Crisps are a unique form of Quinoa that provides similar nutritional values as the whole seed but in an exciting and crunchy format. With a similar flavor profile as crispy rice cereal, it can be added for both sweet and savory applications such as cereal, granola bars, or even as a topping for yogurt.
- Pumpkin Seed Protein: Protein powder, once an ingredient only popular among bodybuilders, has achieved mainstream popularity in recent years. It is now being sought after by a broad range of consumers, from individuals aiming to maintain a healthy lifestyle to vegetarians seeking protein supplementation. Due to its mainstream popularity, protein powder is not just featured in sports nutrition products anymore; it is being incorporated into cereals, snacks, traditional beverages, and much more. The use of plant-based proteins is especially increasing since they address the consumer trends of allergen-free, clean label, and sustainable. Pumpkin Seed Protein is one such plant-based protein finding its way into several product applications. BI’s Pumpkin Seed Protein contains a minimum of 70% protein and a good amount of fiber, a favorable roasted aroma, and a milder, less bitter flavor profile compared to other plant-based proteins. It is available as conventional and or ganic.
- Faba Bean Protein: BI’s Faba Bean Protein is another novel protein powder that addresses the consumer trends of allergen-free, clean label, and sustainable. It contains a minimum of 80% protein and a milder, less bitter flavor profile compared to other plant-based proteins, making it the ideal plant-based protein across a wide range of product applications.