A&B Ingredients used SupplySide West to introduce PisaneR B9, a pea protein isolate for high protein baked goods, including protein bars, granola bars, bread products and extruded crisps. 

“Market reports continue to show that the growth in nutrition products is far outpacing overall food and drinks spending,” says Gil Bakal, A&B Ingredients managing partner. “The addition of Pisane B9 to the A&B Ingredients family of natural products is a welcome one for those manufacturers seeking specific nutritional needs in their baked products for use in senior nutrition, sports nutrition, weight management, as well as their gluten-free products.”

Pisane B9 pea protein isolate is an extremely viable alternative protein source containing high levels of branched chain amino acids, including leucine, isoleucine, valine, arginine and lysine. A non-genetically modified (GMO) pea protein isolate, Pisane has excellent, 98% digestibility and a well-balanced amino acid profile. Manufactured by Cosucra, Pisane B9 contains 88% to 90% protein. It is gluten-free and exhibits low incidents of allergens.

“Pisane is derived from the yellow pea via a gentle extraction process without the use of organic solvents,” Bakal notes. “And, pea protein is an exceptionally viable alternative protein source that can have a profound influence on the formulation of in weight-conscious food and diets based on a low glycemic index (GI) and high protein intake.”

Pisane’s arginine content is the highest of all commercially available proteins and contributes to enhanced immune responses. The lysine content of pea protein helps with the building of muscle protein and which is required for growth and bone development.

Another plus for Pisane, notes Bakal, is the ever-growing move toward all-natural, clean-label ingredients. Pea protein has proven to be one of the most tolerated and accepted protein sources without labeling or high allergy issues.—A&B Ingredients, www.abingredients.com