Propulse™ Pea Protein offers product designers an easy means of vegetable protein enrichment. As a nutritional supplement, Propulse can work well in applications where soy and whey proteins are currently used, including power beverages and nutrition bars.
The Amino Acid Angle
For proteins to be used by the body, they need to be metabolized into their simplest form — amino acids. Propulse satisfies nearly all FAO essential amino acid requirements. Pea protein is rich in branched chain amino acids, which have become of particular interest in sports formulations due to recent research demonstrating their potential in muscle tissue maintenance and recovery.
- Athletic shakes
- Energy bars
Athletic & Protein Shakes
Offering a thin, non-gelling viscosity and low-dust formulation, Propulse is ideal for liquid systems like pre-made power beverages and dry mixes for protein shakes alike. When used in athletic power beverages, Propulse can be used up to 20%.
Propulse can be used as protein enrichment in energy bars at levels up to 25%. Not only does it improve the nutritional profile of sports and health bars, but Propulse also extends shelf life by preventing bar hardening.
Fiber derived from Canadian yellow peas can also be incorporated into energy bars. Centara™ Pea Hull Fiber and Uptake 80™ Pea Cell Wall Fiber are our two proprietary pea fibers that can provide food designers with a concentrated source for fiber enrichment and fortification. Centara specifically can be used at 5-9% in unbaked cereal bars.