As we learned in biology class, protein is the most critical nutrient and a key component of every cell in the human body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. But, unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein; and therefore, has no reservoir to draw from when it needs a new protein supply. Which is why athletes often supplement their protein intake.
However, consumers are also discovering the value of this macronutrient to build and repair tissues. And in fact, 60% of US consumers now consider protein when making a food or beverage buying decision because they know the health and wellness benefits it provides.
To help address the growing consumer need for more protein, and assist food manufacturers in their efforts to incorporate the health benefits of a protein-enriched diet while providing functional benefits; Ingredion has created new VITESSENCE™ proteins to fill that gap. VITESSENCE Pulse Proteins allow food manufacturers the advantages of adding nutritional benefits of protein to a wide range of foods and beverages, while also addressing the consumer need for protein rich, clean label products.
VITESSENCE is readily available and sustainable. It can replace allergens, boost the nutritional profile, save on cost and support popular claims such as non-GMO, gluten-free, high-protein, high fiber and low fat.
If you need assistance with formulating high quality products utilizing ingredients derived from VITESSENCE pulse proteins, please do not hesitate to contact Skidmore Sales for samples or additional information.