Symrise has launched a range of diana food chickpea and aquafaba ingredients for plant-based applications to address the rising increase in vegan protein options.
The company has created chickpea and aquafaba flakes designed to allow clear and understandable labeling, as “Aquafaba (chickpea water)” or “Chickpea.” According to Symrise, both ingredients contain no EU allergen, while being gluten-free and non-GMO, and come with a long shelf-life up to eighteen months.
Sophie Helleux, product manager in the Naturals Business Unit of Symrise Food & Beverage said, “According to a recent Euromonitor study, forty-two percent of the population is restricting its consumption of animal-based products. These chickpea ingredients constitute another way in which Symrise is addressing the growing, trendy plant-based market. Aquafaba offers the perfect vegan alternative to egg yolk, while chickpea flakes improve the nutritional value.”