Glanbia announces new protein blends

20 Apr 2015

Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded its barGain portfolio with a new range of plant protein blends combining the nutritional benefits of vegetable proteins in what it describes as a highly functional, neutral flavour blend. Vegan, non-GMO and gluten free, both the new barGain 700EF and barGain 701EF are, said the company, optimised for exceptional functionality and […]

Glanbia announces new protein blends

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-pea-image7390953Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded its barGain portfolio with a new range of plant protein blends combining the nutritional benefits of vegetable proteins in what it describes as a highly functional, neutral flavour blend. Vegan, non-GMO and gluten free, both the new barGain 700EF and barGain 701EF are, said the company, optimised for exceptional functionality and fortification in extruded bars, baked bars and clusters for a superior crumb structure and longer shelf life.

With 80% protein, the new barGain ingredients are claimed to offer a synergistic combination of easy-to-process protein blends that allow vegan fortification and provide a softer texture. barGain 700EF is a blend of pea, chia and flaxseed and barGain 701EF contains a mix of pea protein, IP soy and flaxseed. Previously available in whey and soy protein combinations, the barGain portfolio is said to stand out for its strong water binding properties, clean profile and great functionality.

Designed for products with strong consumer appeal, the new barGain ingredients utilise Glanbia Nutritionals’ proprietary flavour enhancement technology, EasyFlav, which is said to neutralise the off-notes associated with plant proteins and allows manufacturers to fortify vegan products without compromising on taste or using flavour maskers.

“As a result of Glanbia Nutritionals’ expertise in the production of protein and grain ingredients, the new barGain blends will enable manufacturers to deliver appealing, vegan, protein-fortified products to tap into the fast-growing demand for vegan-sourced food,” said Marilyn Stieve, Business Development Manager – Bars. “Our flavour enhancement technology neutralises the off-flavours associated with vegan proteins, allowing manufacturers to develop clean and distinct flavours.”

The new barGain range is designed to allow manufacturers to fortify with proteins and enhance texture, flavour and shelf life of sports nutrition, meal replacement and weight management bar applications.