The Invisible Nutrition of Bean Ingredients
Adding the benefits of beans into more formulations is the aim of a new line.
ADM introduces VegeFull, the industry’s widest selection of cooked bean ingredients under one product line. VegeFull ingredients allow food manufacturers to easily incorporate the goodness of beans into many formulations targeting health-conscious consumers by adding nutrition, texture and bulk to food applications. VegeFull bean products are pre-washed, pre-soaked, pre-cooked and reconstituted in minutes. Food manufacturers, who typically would not have used beans due to time and expense, can now easily incorporate them into many formulations. Along with convenience, VegeFull’s wide selection of cooked bean ingredients also offers versatility. VegeFull’s products includes pinto, black, small red, navy and chickpeas, available in quick-prep whole, ground pieces, grits, noodles and powders. Use VegeFull bean pieces, grits and powders as natural thickeners for soups, sauces and dips. Bean powders also can be substituted for portions of flours while lowering the fat in snacks, cracker, dips, breads, cereals, soups, gravies, sauces and more. – Archer Daniels Midland