Plant protein pioneer ChickP developed a line of prototypes, powered by its signature, 90% chickpea isolate, to fit the requirements of active lifestyle consumers and others who live life on-the-go.
The company will showcase protein fortified, granola-based demos at the upcoming Fi Europe 2023, 28-30 November in Frankfurt. On display will be a range of granola-based creations including chickpea protein enriched cereal and energy bars. The samples are composed of nuts, seeds, oats, and green buckwheat, infused with a minimum 30% of the proprietary, 90% chickpea isolate. They are naturally mildly sweetened with honey and agave and are rich in fiber.
“Our foray into the active nutrition market was a logical next step for us,” emphasizes Liat Lachish Levy, CEO of ChickP. “We’re attuned to the thriving demand for good-for-you nutrition snacks that contain rich amounts of plant-based protein.”
“The key challenge in fortifying energy snacks with vegan forms of protein, is avoiding a bitter aftertaste while retaining a crispy texture,” explains Maor Dahan, head of development and applications for ChickP. “Our chickpea isolate solves both challenges. It has a neutral flavor plus a fine consistency for seamless integration. Moreover, it is a complete protein providing all the essential amino acids, including naturally occurring branch-chain amino acids essential for building and maintaining muscle mass. This makes our 90% chickpea protein isolate the ideal choice for those seeking not just protein but a comprehensive nutritional solution.”
ChickP pioneered the breakthrough patented technology for producing the flavorless and odorless 90% chickpea isolate, setting a new standard for delivering an all-natural, clean-label and highly functional ingredient uniquely tailored to suit an array of vegan, plant-based alternatives. It is easily incorporated into dairy analogs such as ice cream and barista creamers, as well as cheese and even as a replacement for eggs.
Innova Market Insights has noted a market upswing in nutritional sports bars enriched with plant protein registering a CAGR of 8.4% between 2020 and 2022. Moreover “high protein” takes top position for the cereal/energy/sports bars category.
ChickP’s sustainably sourced chickpea protein isolate has been designated a finalist at the Fi Europe protein innovation awards.