Glanbia Markets Flax Protein

November 4, 2013

It's a protein source with omega-3 fatty acids and lignans.

Glanbia Nutritionals (Fitchburg, WI) continues to develop new uses for flax seeds. And with flax having such high protein content, it was only a matter of time before Glanbia offered flax protein powder.

LinPro 140 is a flax protein powder with several potential benefits over other plant proteins. Firstly, flax is not a common allergen. Its high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids are another labeling advantage, but Glanbia claims its protein also has “appealing organoleptic properties.” The company says LinPro 140 can lend a soft texture to bars or a smooth mouthfeel to viscous products-characteristics that likely have something to do with flax’s hydrocolloid characteristics.

Glanbia’s flax protein can enhance the quality of bars, clusters, cereals, beverages, and likely many other products. The company treats this ingredient with its company-owned 5-log kill process to eliminate pathogens and ensure a stable shelf life of two years. U.S. manufacturers can purchase the ingredient now, but European manufacturers will have to wait for an international launch-expected in the next 12 months.