Solae, LLC, the world's leader in developing soy-based technologies and ingredients, is introducing a new high protein soy nugget for nutritional bars, snacks, bakery products, cereals and more -- SUPRO(R) Nugget 570 -- at SupplySide(R) West International Trade Show and Conference. This new nugget uses a patent-pending technology to create the first and only nugget in the marketplace that is 90 percent protein on a dry weight basis, making it the highest containing soy protein nugget currently on the market.
"We are continuing our commitment of innovation through the introduction of SUPRO(R) Nugget 570," said Kip Underwood, global marketing director -- Solae. "This new nugget offering provides formulation flexibility for food manufacturers to achieve high levels of protein while optimizing taste, texture and nutrition. The inherent value of nutrition and protein resonates with consumers, and this offering provides a great way to deliver that protein in a textured form that enhances the eating experience."
According to Mintel, protein ranks as one of the most popular nutrition bar attributes. Increasingly busy consumer lifestyles are fueling the growth of the bar category as consumers seek on-the-go convenience foods with a healthy boost. Recent periods have seen a rise in high-protein, low carbohydrate or balanced Glycemic Index formulations, which can help support sustained energy, satiety and maintenance of normal blood sugar levels.
"Solae developed this new soy protein nugget based on growing consumer health and wellness needs," said Underwood. "We are able to leverage our extensive isolated soy protein expertise, extrusion capabilities and application knowledge to create an offering that maximizes the delivery of high quality protein in a single crisp. When used in applications, SUPRO(R) Nugget 570 provides a positive eating experience for consumers while enabling a cleaner ingredient label for manufacturers."
In consumer sensory testing, concept bars using SUPRO(R) Nugget 570 achieved an 'overall liking' score of 7.3 on a 9 pt. hedonic scale. Consumers attributed their "overall liking" response to appearance, flavor and texture. When asked purchase interest, 73 percent of panelists responded "definitely interested in purchasing" or "very much interested in purchasing."
Whether the goal is to increase the amount of protein, or reduce the package size while maintaining protein, SUPRO(R) Nugget 570 provides the flexibility needed to meet the needs of consumers while providing nutritional, functional and economical benefits to the manufacturer. In addition, Solae(TM) soy nuggets do not contain gluten or lactose, making them an excellent addition to products targeted to those who are intolerant to gluten and lactose.
To taste a product concept using SUPRO(R) Nugget 570, visit the Solae booth, number 26055. For food manufacturers seeking more information on SUPRO(R) Nugget 570 and other soy ingredients, call 800-325-7108.
Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional, economical and sustainable benefits to our customers. At Solae, the journey to innovation begins with nature. We take one of nature's best resources, the soybean, and create nutritious and great-tasting ingredients. Our goal is to provide solutions for today while innovating for tomorrow. With more than 1,000 products used by more than 3,500 customers, Solae's soy ingredients are enjoyed by consumers around the world in products such as baked goods, beverages, nutrition bars, meats, vegetarian meals and much more. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion, the company was formed through an alliance between Bunge and DuPont. For more information, visit www.solae.com, or follow our company on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/SolaeLLC and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SolaeLLC.