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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
HarvestPro Wheat Protein 85 is said to have an improved amino acid profile with high levels of glutamine and proline compared to soy and whey protein isolates.
Glanbia Nutritionals (Carlsbad, CA) has added a wheat protein ingredient to its HarvestPro plant protein line. HarvestPro Wheat Protein 85 is said to have an improved amino acid profile with high levels of glutamine and proline compared to soy and whey protein isolates.
“HarvestPro Wheat Protein 85, comprised of wheat protein developed and produced by MGP Ingredients, offers a water-dispersible and lightly hydrolyzed wheat protein with a favorable flavor profile,” the company said in a press release. “It contains double the glutamine levels and increased proline levels compared to soy and whey protein isolates-essential amino acids instrumental in aiding the body.”
A study in athletes given HarvestPro Wheat Protein who then underwent a 75% VO2 max run test found that the wheat protein performed “as well as soy and whey proteins for reducing muscle soreness post-exercise and maintaining healthy blood glucose and lactate levels during exercise,” the company says.
The ingredient is standardized to 85% protein content “with a light hydrolysis process,” the firm says. It is offered in both agglomerated and non-agglomerated forms and can be used in powders, bars, and baked goods.
“The addition of this proprietary specialty wheat protein from MGP to Glanbia’s HarvestPro plant protein portfolio provides customers with the ability to formulate a good-tasting, vegan, plant-based protein alternative for a growing, health-conscious market where consumers are choosing food and drinks high in protein while they maintain a diet low in meat,” said Ram Nimmagudda, PhD, director of business development, Glanbia Nutritionals, in a press release.
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