Axiom Foods' Oryzatein® is the first brown rice protein to be granted GRAS approval. The news follows a double-blind clinical trial, which showed Axiom Foods' Oryzatein® plant-based brown rice protein parallels animal-based whey in building and repairing muscle.
GRAS approval demonstrates Axiom's superiority in tests of safety regarding how it's processed, the product's constituents and exposure to consumers. The approval was granted for the use of the plant-based protein as a high quality, allergen-friendly protein in food grade products as both replacements for, and in conjunction with, soy and whey protein. Oryzatein® is used in beverages, baked goods, confectionery, dietetics, nutraceuticals, sports nutrition and other products needing functional food properties and often desiring a clean label.
Oryzatein® is the only patent-pending, GRAS approved, whole grain brown rice protein with suspension grade options. It is fractioned without use of hexane petroleum byproduct (unlike all soy proteins and some rice proteins) and could become the USP-monographed standard for the industry.
"Since 2005, we've worked hard to source rice from the most pristine fields in the world," says David Janow Axiom Foods CEO. "We've also co-founded the World Rice Alliance, innovated healthful fractioning processes, are the only brown rice protein with third-party clinical research and have attracted the scientific community to use our products in their research. Additionally, we were the innovator of melamine-free and hexane-free brown rice protein when no one else was adhering to those standards. This GRAS approval gives our customers another reason to insist on 'Oryzatein® Inside'."
Since 2005, Axiom Foods is the global innovator, manufacturer and distributor of plant protein ingredients, which are used in food, beverage, nutraceutical and cosmetic products from nutrition bars to pasta and non-dairy yogurts to facial cleansers. The world leader in fractioning allergen-friendly rice, pea, oat and sacha inchi, Axiom works in tandem with government certifying bodies throughout the world to set ethical standards and educate about the power of plant protein in the worldwide food supply.
Axiom's signature Oryzatein® is the only patent-pending, GRAS-approved whole grain brown rice protein of its kind and other Axiom products include sweeteners, dairy-free milk substitutes, flavor enhancers, extrusions, and meat analogues.
— Axiom Foods, www.axiomfoods.com