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Solae Introduces New Soy Fiber Ingredient for Tortillas

Today, in conjunction with the 20th Annual Tortilla Industry Association Convention and Trade Exposition, Solae, LLC, the world's leader in developing soy-based technology and ingredients, is introducing a new soy fiber ingredient for tortillas and flat breads -- Fibrim(R) 1270. This new ingredient provides a complete natural moisture management system, enabling increased water absorption and yield, extended shelf life and enhanced sensory experience.

"We believe soy fiber, specifically Fibrim(R) 1270 from Solae, is a functional, economical, and nutritional solution for food manufacturers of tortillas and flat breads," said Michele Fite, vice president of global strategy and marketing -- Solae. "Fibrim(R) 1270 can produce significant overall formulation cost savings when added to standard tortilla recipes."

Solae conducted extensive research on Fibrim(R) 1270 and found compelling evidence that it has a multitude of functional benefits, including:

-- Increased yield,
-- Extended shelf life,
-- Enhanced blending and binding during manufacturing process,
-- Improved microwave-ability,
-- Increased freeze thaw stability,
-- Controlled water activity, and
-- Reduced stickiness and tortilla cracking and hardening.

Solae Fibrim(R) is a complex blend of insoluble fiber, soluble fiber and protein. A unique functional ingredient, Fibrim(R) is processed for no flavor impact, excellent water absorption and consistent functionality. In addition, Fibrim(R) meets consumer needs for foods that provide health benefits. Emerging research suggests that soy fiber may help support digestive health, heart health, healthy blood glucose response and a lower glycemic index for foods.

For food manufacturers seeking more information on Solae Fibrim(R) and Fibrim(R) 1270, call 800-325-7108.

Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technology and ingredients for food 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

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