Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded its barGain® portfolio with a new range of plant protein blends combining the nutritional benefits of vegetable proteins in a highly functional, neutral flavor blend. Vegan, non-GMO and gluten free, both the new barGain 700EF and barGain 701EF are optimized for exceptional functionality and fortification in extruded bars, baked bars and clusters for a superior crumb structure and longer shelf life.
Boasting 80 percent protein, the new barGain ingredients offer a synergistic combination of easy-to-process protein blends that allow vegan fortification and provide a softer texture. barGain 700EF is a blend of pea, chia and flaxseed and barGain 701EF contains a mix of pea protein, IP soy and flaxseed. Previously available in whey and soy protein combinations, the barGain portfolio stands out for its strong water binding properties, clean profile and great functionality.
Designed for products with strong consumer appeal, the new barGain ingredients utilize Glanbia Nutritionals’ proprietary flavor enhancement technology, EasyFlav™, which neutralizes the off-notes associated with plant proteins and allows manufacturers to fortify vegan products without compromising on taste or using flavor maskers.
Marilyn Stieve, Business Development Manager – Bars comments: “As a result of Glanbia Nutritionals’ expertise in the production of protein and grain ingredients, the new barGain blends will enable manufacturers to deliver appealing, vegan, protein-fortified products to tap into the fast-growing demand for vegan-sourced food. Our flavor enhancement technology neutralizes the off-flavors associated with vegan proteins, allowing manufacturers to develop clean and distinct flavors.”
The new barGain range allows food manufacturers to fortify with proteins and enhance texture, flavor and shelf life of sports nutrition, meal replacement and weight management bar applications.