Geneva, IL, August 1st, 2018 – In response to the increasing demand for plant-based food ingredients, Roquette is launching in the USA NUTRIOSE® soluble fiber obtained from yellow peas. Plant-based foods have become more mainstream and the desire to eat more of them is a driving factor in consumer behavior. By adding yellow pea as part of the botanical sources of NUTRIOSE®, Roquette increases its ingredient’s value proposition to the food sector.
Obtained from non-GMO wheat and corn, NUTRIOSE® is today known for its versatility and ease of use in multiple food formulations. From fiber enrichment to sugar reduction, it can be readily used in a wide range of foodstuffs to improve their nutritional profile. An additional benefit is its very good digestive tolerance.
To respond to the increasing interest in a fiber ingredient sourced from yellow pea, Roquette is launching a new plant-based, soluble dietary fiber produced from Pisum Sativum pea.
NUTRIOSE® soluble PEA fiber offers the same nutritional, health and technical advantages as the wheat- or corn-based type. In addition, it includes stronger consumer-friendly labeling because pea is not a major allergen.
Renée Beall, Roquette Food Marketing Manager, Americas, comments: “The new source of NUTRIOSE® soluble fiber is clearly trustworthy and sustainable. The yellow pea has a reliable origin, it is non-GMO, gluten-free, Halal and Kosher certified and is not a major allergen. In environmental terms, the yellow pea is an exemplary food to grow. It helps to strengthen biodiversity: by fixing nitrogen, it nourishes the soil instead of depleting it; and it requires little water compared to other irrigated sources. Indeed, yellow pea farming generates a positive impact on soil biology. As a legume, it takes nitrogen from the atmosphere and puts it directly in the ground, no need for nitrogen fertilizers. This creates a unique synergy for fertilization and growth. Pea farming naturally promotes the rotation of crops.”
NUTRIOSE® falls under the category of “Resistant Maltodextrin/Dextrin”. In this category, a recent FDA listing includes “soluble corn fiber” and “soluble wheat fiber” labeling applied to existing wheat and corn resistant maltodextrins. NUTRIOSE® derived from peas meets the definition of the category and is therefore covered by this listing, making “soluble pea fiber” an appropriate descriptor for NUTRIOSE® derived from peas.
About Roquette: “Offering the best of nature”
Roquette is a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of new vegetal proteins.
In collaboration with its customers and partners, the Group addresses current and future societal challenges by unlocking the potential of Nature to offer the best ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets. Each of these ingredients responds to unique and essential needs, and they enable healthier lifestyles.
Thanks to a constant drive for innovation and a long-term vision, the Group is committed to improving the well-being of millions of people all over the world while taking care of resources and territories.
Roquette currently operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.3 billion euros and employs 8,400 people worldwide.
Roquette – Americas
James P. Bozikis
Roquette – Marketing Communications (Americas)
Roquette – Marketing Communications (Food - Global)
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