Ingredion launches pulse-based ingredient solutions

The line includes Homecraft Prista P 101 pea flour, Vitessence Prista P 155 pea protein concentrate, and Vitessence Prista P 360 faba bean protein concentrate.

Ingredion Inc. (Weschester, IL) introduced its Prista line of pulse-based ingredient solutions. The line includes Homecraft Prista P 101 pea flour, Vitessence® Prista P 155 pea protein concentrate, and Vitessence Prista P 360 faba bean protein concentrate for plant-protein-based applications including instant and ready-to-eat (RTE) products.

“The launch of ultra-performance Prista concentrates and flours is one of the many ways Ingredion is delivering on its strategic investments to accelerate plant-based protein growth,” said Michael Natale, Ingredion’s global growth platform leader, plant-based proteins, in a press release. “The new pulse proteins are the first of many product introductions coming out of our new Canadian facility in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, demonstrating the capabilities and potential of our unique deflavoring process.”

Prista pulse ingredients are manufactured via a proprietary deflavoring process that eliminates the off-flavors inherent in dry-milled pulse ingredients. The ingredients also offer non-GMO assurance and are free of regulated allergens such as gluten and soy. 

“Purpose-built to break through taste and use level barriers, our new line of ultra-performance Prista pulse ingredients enable our customers to bring to market more of the plant-based protein products consumers want,” said Yadu Dar, Ingredion’s business director, plant-based proteins in the U.S. and Canada. “Made possible by our proprietary technology, we are excited to introduce these innovative ingredients to brands in the food, beverage and pet food markets.”

Homecraft Prista P 101 pea flour provides 12% protein on a dry basis in addition to fiber and micronutrients while also reducing overall chalky/powdery texture and a higher savory flavor. Homecraft Prista P 101 is ideal for gluten-free or enriched bakery products. Vitessence Prista P 155 pea protein concentrate offers 55% protein on a dry basis and can be used in bakery, traditional and alternative dairy and ready-to-mix beverages. Vitessence Prista P 360 faba bean concentrate offers 60% protein on a dry basis and a lower overall bitter taste, making it best suited for baked goods, beverages, and traditional and alternative dairy.