These benefits will come in handy in applications such as beverages and high-protein powder shakes, the company says.
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AIDP (City of Industry, CA) unveiled new versions of its rice and pea protein ingredients that the company says are smoother and silkier, lending better texture, mouthfeel, and taste to finished products. These benefits will come in handy in applications such as beverages and high-protein powder shakes, the company says.
Like its original versions, PeasiPro XS (“XS” for “extra smooth”) is derived from yellow peas sourced from Canada. The company says that pea protein is especially rich in the amino acid lysine. The new rice ingredient, RisaPro XS, offers numerous benefits, with the company pointing to a study showing that rice proteins are comparable to whey protein for building muscle.
In addition to introducing these two new ingredients at SupplySide West, the company unveiled a few other ingredients in its protein arsenal: a new hemp ingredient, Hemprotein; a new Sacha Inchi protein rich in omega-3; and new hydrolyzed wheat proteins.
“Plant-based proteins continue to be in strong demand, driving more innovation to keep improving things like taste, texture, and functionality,” said Alan Rillorta, director of protein and branded ingredient sales, AIDP, in a press release.
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