Product development often results in trade-offs. One might have to focus on taste while enduring an increase in costs. Alternatively, improving the nutritionals might mean sacrificing on taste. There are very few instances when adding a single ingredient will help create a healthier product, while lowering costs, and improving taste. Natralein pea protein is one such ingredient for food manufacturers creating meat products.
The first benefit of using Natralein pea protein in a meat product is cost reduction. Compared to lean ground beef, Natralein is 4.3 times less expensive on a per gram basis.
Size and cost are usually highly correlated. However, Natralein, which is less expensive than ground beef, when added to a hamburger can provide more weight and in turn provide more value to both the consumer and the manufacturer. Hamburgers containing 5% Natralein pea protein (NPP) were 1.18 times heavier because they retained more moisture after cooking than those with no NPP.
Along with lower costs and higher weight, Natralein pea protein helps reduce the amount of saturated/trans fat and increase the amount of protein. Using Natralein pea protein along with store-bought steak spice (for added flavour), clearly illustrates an improved nutritional declaration for the hamburger:
Adding Natralein pea protein to a hamburger can provide better volume, improved nutritionals, and better taste all at a lower cost. Dealers Ingredients has developed a ready-to-use hamburger recipe using Natralein pea protein and Butter Buds dried beer extract that can be downloaded here.
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