Glanbia Nutritionals, a global innovator in value-added protein and grain ingredient solutions and premier precision nutrient premix service provider, is pleased to announce the addition of a new plant-based protein alternative within its HarvestPro™ plant protein line.
HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein 85, comprised of wheat protein developed and produced by MGP Ingredients, offers a water-dispersible and lightly hydrolyzed wheat protein with a favorable flavor profile. It contains double the glutamine levels and increased proline levels compared to soy and whey protein isolates—essential amino acids instrumental in aiding the body.
A HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein human study showed positive results in athletes. Subjects were given HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein, whey protein isolate, soy protein isolate or control (water) and put through a 75% VO2 max run test. It was found that, at minimum, HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein performed as well as soy and whey proteins for reducing muscle soreness post-exercise and maintaining healthy blood glucose and lactate levels during exercise.
Standardized to 85% protein content with a light hydrolysis process, HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein yields an improved amino acid profile. This wheat protein’s more favorable flavor profile is due to its high glutamine levels. Offered in both an agglomerated and non-agglomerated form through Glanbia, HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein is a flexible ingredient that can be utilized in a variety of applications such as ready-to-mix powders, bars, baked goods and analogue cheese to improve extensibility. HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein is GRAS, non-GMO, halal and kosher-compliant.
“The addition of this proprietary specialty wheat protein from MGP to Glanbia’s HarvestPro™ plant protein portfolio provides customers with the ability to formulate a good tasting, vegan, plant-based protein alternative for a growing, health-conscious market where consumers are choosing food and drinks high in protein while they maintain a diet low in meat,” says Ram Nimmagudda, PhD, director of business development for Glanbia Nutritionals.
"We are thrilled with the MGP-Glanbia partnership in relation to HarvestPro™ Wheat Protein 85,” says Ody Maningat, PhD, vice president of ingredients research and development and chief science Officer at MGP. “It represents a win-win not only for our organizations, but for customers who elect to incorporate this ingredient in their formulations. With the global demand of sports nutrition products on the rise, HarvestPro Wheat Protein 85 is an ideal and sustainable protein source that caters to physically active and mainstream consumers who are focused on fitness and healthy lifestyles."
About Glanbia Nutritionals
Glanbia Nutritionals is a global leader in nutritional ingredient solutions, providing precision nutrient premixes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, specialty ingredients, colors, proteins, peptides and next generation grain solutions for the food, beverage and supplement industries. Glanbia Nutritionals offers a premier portfolio of innovative specialty ingredient solutions. Combined with extensive expertise in formulating and manufacturing precision premixes, Glanbia Nutritionals is a complete fortification partner uniquely positioned to support the needs of fast-moving nutrition companies. Glanbia Nutritionals is a division of Glanbia plc which is listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchange (GLB). For more information visit glanbianutritionals.com.
About MGP Ingredients
MGP processes wheat-based proteins and starches into nutritional and highly functional ingredients for the branded consumer packaged goods industry. The company is also a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, as well as grain-based food grade industrial alcohol. The Company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where it also has facilities for the production of distilled spirits and food ingredients. Distilled spirits are additionally produced at the Company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. MGP is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange (MGPI). For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.