Rice Bran Protein, Fiber

October 1, 2010

RiPro 80 and Riber 50 are what a company respectively calls the world’s first rice bran protein and rice bran fiber.

RiPro 80 and Riber 50 are what a company respectively calls the world’s first rice bran protein and rice bran fiber. They are designed to be vegan and gluten-free alternatives to soy and wheat proteins and fiber. The company says that RiPro 80 is the only protein derived from brown rice and extracted from rice bran. It is a versatile, naturally vegan protein in powder form that can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications. The company says that it contains all nine essential amino acids and is highly digestible. Riber 50 is also extracted from rice bran and is composed mainly of insoluble fibers. It is rich in minerals, including magnesium and phosphorus. The company says that compared to standard white rice, rice brain contains fewer carbohydrates but provides higher levels of protein and fiber. It is also more soluble than other vegetable proteins and fibers, says the company. CJ CheilJedang Corp. (Commerce, CA), 323/278-5200, www.cjfusa.com.