What is organic pea fiber?
Organic pea fiber is a natural and plant-based ingredient that is extracted from the outer layer of the yellow pea. It is a rich source of dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble, that can provide many health and functional benefits for various food applications.
Some of the health benefits of organic pea fiber are:
- It can improve digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements, preventing constipation, and feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
- It can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by binding to bile acids and preventing their reabsorption.
- It can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes by slowing down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.
- It can help control appetite and weight management by increasing satiety and reducing caloric intake.
Some of the functional benefits of organic pea fiber are:
- It can enhance the texture, moisture, and shelf life of bakery products, such as bread, muffins, cookies, and cakes.
- It can act as a binder and filler for cereal bars, snacks, and meat products, such as burgers, sausages, and nuggets.
- It can improve the water and fat retention of soups, sauces, dressings, and beverages.
- It can increase the protein content and reduce the fat content of plant-based meat alternatives, such as vegetarian burgers, nuggets, and patties.
Organic pea fiber is a clean label, non-GMO, gluten-free, allergen-free, and vegan-friendly ingredient that has a neutral color and taste. It can be easily incorporated into various food formulations without compromising the sensory quality or consumer acceptance.
The specification sheet for organic pea fiber is as follows:
|Physical Appearance||–||Light yellowish or milky white powder|
|Particle Size||Mesh||Per Contract|
|Total Plate Count||cfu/g||≤30,000|
|Staph aureus /25g||–||Negative|
|Shigella /25g||–||Not detected|
|Listeria monocytogenes /25g||–||Not detected|