BI Nutraceuticals will be sampling brownies made with chia, as well as discussing recently launched offerings including baobab fruit powder and quinoa at the company’s booth #16049 at SupplySide West, October 11 – 13 in Las Vegas, NV.
Chia seeds deliver the highest levels of total omega-3 fatty acids by weight of any common foods; a complete vegan source of protein; more fiber than common grains; no gluten or cholesterol; and a comprehensive range of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential amino acids. The brownies being showcased have great taste, consistency and mouth feel, without a seed-like texture. They also contain 50 percent less fat than traditional brownies, and deliver 250 mgs of omega-3 fatty acids per serving.
BI will also be discussing its recently launched baobab fruit powder ingredient. Baobab fruit powder, which has GRAS approval in the United States and EU novel food ingredient status, boasts a strong antioxidant profile; a complete source of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc to help support the immune system, promote healthy bones and teeth and maintain cardiovascular health including normal blood pressure levels; high levels of soluble fibers with prebiotic-like activity to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut; a great natural source of micronutrients; and natural preservative properties due to high potassium and phosphorus content.
BI will also be highlighting quinoa, available in whole seed or powder form for use in breads, pastas, cereals and more. Quinoa contains 18 percent protein, which is significantly higher than other grains including oat, corn and rice. It is also a "complete" vegetarian source of protein delivering all 8 essential amino acids, a unique advantage when compared to other vegetarian protein sources.
Additionally, quinoa is completely gluten-free and nutrient dense, making it an excellent option for use in gluten-free foods, as they can sometimes be limited in nutritional quality. Finally, quinoa's high fiber, iron and folate content make it especially valuable for consumers needing extra nutrition including children, pregnant women and the elderly.
To learn more about these ingredients, or others in BI's portfolio of more than 700 offerings, visit BI's booth #16049 at the show.
About BI Nutraceuticals:
BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. The company currently offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association.
Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company's Protexx HP(R) process is currently the industry's only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company's Identilok(R) species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD(R), which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. For more information, visit www.binutraceuticals.com.