ChickP Protein Ltd. launches native chickpea starch

November 23, 2020
Alissa Marrapodi

ChickP Protein Ltd. launched a non-GMO native starch ingredient made from chickpea for food and beverage applications.

ChickP Protein Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) launched a non-GMO native starch ingredient made from chickpea for food and beverage applications that is a co-product of the ChickP protein process using a proprietary technology.

“The inspiration for developing a native chickpea starch was to offer another purified fraction from chickpea, similar to ChickP’s isolated protein, which contains 90% protein,” said Ram Reifen, MD, founder and CSO of ChickP, in a press release. “We’ve extended the purity approach by introducing our pure native chickpea starch, with more than 98% starch content.”

The native chickpea starch eliminates food waste during processing and ensures a sustainable, clean ingredient. It has a high amylose-to-amylopectin ratio, with neutral taste and no aroma. And because of its narrow granules size distribution, ChickP Native Starch provides better gelling and thickening properties than pea and potato starches, perfect for thickening a variety of food applications. It also functions as an anti-caking agent for powdered blends such as instant soups, spices, and premixes.

“The ChickP technical team currently is developing food applications using our native chickpea starch,” said Ron Klein, CEO of ChickP, in a press release. “We invite companies to collaborate with us to create new plant-based products that meet all the demands of today’s informed consumers.”