At Food Ingredients Europe this week, Solae is showcasing new solutions for bars that will help advance food manufacturers' offerings in the market. The company is introducing a new protein and fibre nugget, SUPRO® 138, and a new soya protein isolate, SUPRO® 430, developed for nutrition and snack bars.
In Western Europe, the energy and nutrition bars market has grown 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, and is expected to grow another 22 percent by 2016 according to Euromonitor. "Bars in Europe are increasing in demand as more consumers want convenient nutrition," said Kip Underwood, Solae sales director in Europe "These two new soya-based ingredients can work either alone or in combination with each other. SUPRO 430 and SUPRO Nugget 138 have very interesting specificities that could provide food manufacturers with a 'one-bag' solution for advancing nutrition bars in the marketplace while meeting consumer's taste expectations". SUPRO® Nugget 138 is a soya protein nugget composed of 40 percent protein and 30 percent fibre. It provides high quality protein and both insoluble and soluble fibre in a textured form versus liquid or powder.
Innova Market Insights report fibre fortification is increasing in foods and beverages as consumers seek ways to incorporate more fibre into their diets. Testing demonstrates this nugget remains crisp over time in applications while also delivering on taste and overall eating experience. In addition to bars, this nugget is ideal for snacks, bakery products cereals and more. SUPRO® 430 is a soya protein isolate developed to replace more expensive dairy proteins in bars while maintaining textural and eating qualities. SUPRO® 430 also works well in combination with dairy proteins. Data shows that SUPRO® 430 can help reduce firmness in bars containing whey protein concentrate. SUPRO® 430 is the ideal soya protein isolate for sheet and cut bars to maintain good texture and sensory attributes.
"From a nutrition point of view, adequate fibre consumption is an important part of a healthy diet and is recommended by health authorities around the world," said Garry Mendelson, Solae nutrition science lead in Europe. "The average dietary intake of fibre is low in European adults, so there is a clear consumer need for more fibre in Europe. And, we cannot forget the importance of eating enough high-quality, complete proteins from lean sources, such as sustainable plant-based sources." Solae has a history of ingredient innovation in the food industry. The company was the first to introduce soya protein nuggets into nutrition bars, helping to build a category that is now more than a billion dollars in sales and growing, thanks to the popularity of high protein bars. In recent years, the company introduced two new nuggets:
- SUPRO® Nugget 570 - This patent-pending nugget is the highest containing protein nugget on the market, providing greater formulation flexibility for food manufacturers.
- SUPRO® Nugget 173 - This patent-pending protein and multigrain nugget is ideal for nutrition bars, snacks, cereals, bakery products, and more. This nugget delivers 60% protein and 40% multigrain in a single nugget.
For food manufacturers interested in these offerings, please call our toll free number: 00 800 23 45 22 22 >or visit the company's booth 3H19 at Food Ingredients Europe. Solae, LLC is a world leader in developing soy-based ingredients for nutritious, great-tasting products. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional, economical and sustainable benefits to our customers. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., USA, the company was formed through a joint venture between DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Bunge (NYSE: BG) in 2003. Solae is a recipient of the 2011 Ethisphere's Ethics Inside Certification and was recognized as one of "World's Most Ethical Companies" in 2011. For more information, visit www.Solae.com>