Trends: New Protein Foods, Beverages & Nutritional Products 2017
Consumer interest in protein foods, beverages, supplements and ingredients has not slowed. Most of the innovative and/or significant products below are new since the 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar. We thank:
RQA’s Product Retrieval Service as sponsor of International Products Retrieval.
Products with a GFF cloverleaf were sampled at the Seminar. Click here for novel protein ingredients entering the marketplace.
NOTES: Ingredient statements and nutritional information may be subject to change due to product reformulations and other factors.
Ingredients: Filtered water, strawberry fruit preparation (strawberries, evaporated cane sugar, water, strawberry juice concentrate, tapioca starch, pectin, lemon juice concentrate), coconut cream, pea protein isolate, cane sugar, creamed coconut, chicory root extract, potato starch, vegan natural flavors, lactic acid (vegan), titanium dioxide, tricalcium phosphate, lemon juice concentrate, locust bean gum, pectin, guar gum, sea salt, L. plantarum, L. casei.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 cup (150g) Amount per Serving (My Daily Value)
Calories 150 Kcal (9%), Calories from Fat 40Kcal (6%), Total Fat 4.5g (7%), Saturated Fat 4g (24%), Trans Fat 0g (0%), Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Total Carbohydrate 20g (9%), Dietary Fiber 3g (12%), Added Sugars 11.5g (48%), Sugars 13g (30%), Protein 8g (17%)
GFF Comments: Certified Vegan.
Ingredients: Skim Milk, Whole Milk, Whey Protein Concentrate, Xylitol (Natural Sweetener), Cane Sugar, Inulin, Natural Flavors, Ground Vanilla Beans,
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: ½ cup (81g), Servings per Container 3.5, Amount per Serving (%DV), Calories 120, Calories from Fat 10, Total Fat 1.5g (2% DV), Saturated Fat 0.5g (3%), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 20mg (7%), Sodium 55mg (2%), Total Carbohydrate 19g (6%), Dietary Fiber 3g (12%), Sugars 9g, Sugar Alcohol 7g, Protein 10g (20%)
Comment from Website: All ingredients above Non-GMO. Online price (shipping free) = $79.08 for 12 – 3.5oz containers
Ingredients: Pumpkin Seeds, Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen, Macadamia Nuts, Prebiotic FIber (From Cassava Root), Honey, Coconut Flakes, Water, Natural Flavors, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Organic Coconut Flour, Himalayan Pink Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Almonds, Hazelnuts, Cashews.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 bar (49g), Servings per Container 12, Amount per Serving: Calories 250, Calories from Fat 160, Total Fat 18g (28% DV), Saturated Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 160mg (7% DV), Potassium 140mg (4%), Total Carbohydrate 12g (4% DV), Dietary Fiber 5g (20% DV), Sugars 3g, Protein 15gr.
Comment from Website: 15 Grams of Protein from Collagen, Nuts and Seeds;
8,000 Milligrams of Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen (More Collagen than a Cup of Bone Broth). “Paleo Approved” (Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Whey and Soy Free); Excellent Source of Prebiotic Fiber
GFF Comments: The product is on trend with a range of popular claims; its use of collagen as a protein source and even a “clean label’ statement by the founder saying there are “-no offensive ingredients allowed!”
Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Aquafaba (Water, Chickpeas) Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Cane Sugar, Kombu Seaweed, White Pepper.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 tbsp (14g), Servings per Container 32, Amount per Serving: Calories 90, Calories from Fat 90, Total Fat 10g (15% DV), Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 80mg (3% DV), Total Carbohydrate 0g (0% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A (0% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (0% DV), Iron (2% DV), Vitamin E (0% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly and Kosher.
Comment from Website: “The innovation: When chickpeas are cooked in water,
they release starches and proteins that bind with the water, creating an excellent egg replacement.”
GFF Comments: The Nutrition Facts panel shows 0g protein for a 14g (about ½-oz) serving. It is included in the Protein Sampling Session for the media exposure it has received for using aquafaba, the leftover chickpea water when chickpeas are cooked. Aquafaba contains starches and proteins. In April 2017, company announced it was being acquired by Unilever. See http://goo.gl/ZvmRGE
Ingredients: Water, pea protein, organic cane sugar, organic sunflower oil, contains less than 0.5% of (vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, DHA algal oil, calcium phosphate, potassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, organic guar gum, gellan gum)
Nutrition: Per 8 fl. oz (US) serving (6 servings per pack): Calories 100 Kcal, Calories from Fat 45kcal, Total fat 5g (8% DV) (of which Saturated Fat 0.5g (3% DV), Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0g (0% DV), Sodium 120mg (5% DV), Potassium 350mg (10% DV), Total Carbohydrate 6g (2% DV) (of which Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 6g), Protein 8g (16% DV), Vitamin A (10% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (45% DV), Iron (15% DV), Vitamin D (30% DV), Magnesium (0% DV)
GFF Comment: Product makes favorable comparisons versus dairy milk claiming “1/2 the sugar of milk” and versus almond milk with the claim “8X the protein of almond milk.”
Ingredients: Organic Nut Butter Blend (Organic Hazelnut Butter, Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Almond Butter), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Date Paste, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Rice Starch, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Rice Flour, Organic Alkalized Cocoa, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Coconut, Organic Cocoa, Sunflower Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant)
Nutrition: Per 50g serving (4 servings per pack): Calories 230kcal (of which Calories from fat 100kcal), Total fat 11g (16% DV) (of which Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV), Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 160mg (7% DV), Potassium 150mg (4% DV), Total carbohydrates 27g (9% DV) (of which Dietary Fiber 3g (11% DV) (of which Insoluble Fibre 2g), Sugars 10g, Other Carb 15g), Protein 7g (9% DV), Vitamin A (0% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (4% DV), Iron (10% DV), Vitamin E (15% DV), Phosphorus (10% DV), Magnesium (8% DV)
GFF Comments: Claims include USDA Organic seal and the statement “WE DO NOT SOURCE GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS.”
Ingredients: Grass Fed Wagyu Beef, Wildflower Honey, Water, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder
Nutrition Facts: Serving size 1 package (23g); servings 1; calories 110fat cal 60; total fat 7g/11%,; sat fat 3.5g/17%; cholesterol 25mg/9%; sodium 300mg/12%; total carb 3g/1%; fiber 0; sugars 3g; protein 6g
Comment from Website: “Our Beef Snack Strips begin with thoughtful sourcing and highlighting the delicious flavor of 100% Grass Fed Wagyu Beef. These animals are known worldwide for superior flavor and texture due a genetically optimized ability to produce rich fat marbling throughout their meat. Regarded as a true delicacy, EPIC proudly introduces the first shelf stable Wagyu Beef snack to be widely available for foodie carnivores who demand the finest.”
GFF Comments: Animal sources of protein have been criticized by some as being environmentally unfriendly/unsustainable. Epic takes a creative approach and promotes its premium beef-based jerkeys for their environmentally sustainable aspects. It points out the meat is from “regeneratively” raised animals, e.g., participates in holistic land management practices like rotational grazing. USA$ 39.95 plus shipping for 20 – 23g (slightly less than one ounce) jerky strips. In 2016, the company was purchased by General Mills. http://goo.gl/ovFNuV
Purely Inspired Organic Protein Shake (Decadent Chocolate-flavored variety)
Ingredients: Organic Protein Blend (Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein), Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Fruit and Veggie Blend (Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Blueberry), Organic Guar Gum Organic Natural Flavors, Organic Rebaudioside A (Stevia Extract), Papain, LactoSpore® Bacillus coagulans.
Nutrition Facts: 20g of plant-based protein; Organic formula; No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors; Dairy, gluten, soy & GMO free; Vegetarian & vegan friendly; 7g of dietary fiber, only 3g net carbs; 0mg cholesterol; Net carbs are calculated by subtracting total dietary fiber from total carbohydrates.
Comment from Website: “Purely Inspired® Organic Protein 100% Plant-Based Nutritional Shake provides you with a premium, vegan protein you can feel good about. 20g of Protein; USDA Organic; Dairy, Gluten & Soy Free”
GFF Comments: Package label notes that Purely Inspired is America’s #1 fastest growing supplement brand, based on AC Nielsen FDM data comparing unit and dollar sales percent growth vs. previous 52 weeks ending June 18, 2016.
Ingredients: “Green soy beans from organic agriculture.”
Nutrition Facts: 42% Protein, Organic, Gluten free, High fiber, Vegan, Non-GMO
Comment from Website: “Our Organic Protein Pasta is perfect for those who want some extra protein and pasta with a low GI (glycaemic index). It’s gluten and lactose free and made of only beans and water. Because simple is beautiful.42% protein. Gluten free. High fiber. High protein. Non-GMO. Cooks in 3-5 minutes.”
Ingredients: Wheat (86%), Wheat Gluten, Sugar, Malted Barley Extract, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Wheat Germ, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin D.
Nutrition Facts: [Per 100g, Per Serving (40g)] Energy 1524kJ / 360kcal, 610kJ / 144kcal; Fat 1.9g, 0.8g; of which saturates 0.4g, 0.2g; Carbohydrates 62g, 25g; of which sugars 4.8g, 1.9g; Fiber 9.6g, 3.8g; Protein 19g, 7.6g; Salt 0.23g, 0.10g
Comment from Website: “Weetabix Protein is high in protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. It is made from wheat protein and wheat crispies, so it will help to power your body through the morning. Nobody understands wheat better than Weetabix.”
Lovingearth Paleo Mix (Australia)
Ingredients: Organic activated sunflower seeds, Organic coconut chips, Organic activated flax seeds, Organic Activated Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Activated Cahsews, Organic Raw Cacao Nibs, Organic Activated Brazil Nuts, Organic Activated Almonds, Organic Activated Chia Seeds *Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients
Nutrition Facts: (per serving, per 100g) Energy 1480kJ (352kcal), 2470kJ(588kcal); Protein 10.7g, 17.8g; Fat-total 30.6g, 51.1g; [saturated] 9.4g, 15.7g; Carbohydrate-total 7.1g, 11.9g; sugars 1.7g, 2.8g; Fructose 0.0g, 0.0g; Sodium 22mg, 36mg
Comment from Website:
“A hard-core protein blend with good fats, activated nuts and seeds, coconut chips and cacao nibs. Low carb, high in healthy fat, ketogenic friendly, fructose free, 10g protein per serving.”
This product exemplifies Innova Market Insight’s Trend # 5. Body in Tune:
“Consumer are increasingly personalizing their own nutrition intake, making food choices based around what they think will make them feel better. They are experimenting with free from products and specific diets like paleo and low FODMAP. Industry is providing consumers with the opportunity to further personalize towards their perceived dietary needs. At the same time, they continue increase their intake of foods and beverages with ingredients that they consider healthy, like protein and probiotics.”
From Innova Market Insights: Top Ten Trends for 2017
Oatly The Original Apple Beetroot Ginger Recovery Drink [Apple-Beetroot-Ginger variety] (Finland)
Ingredients: Oat base (water, oats 11%), apple juice 33%, beetroot juice 23%, potato protein, lemon juice, natural aroma, ginger extract.
Juice from concentrate.
Nutrition Facts: Nutrition information per 100 ml: Energy 330 kJ/80 kcal; Fat 0.6g, of which saturated 0.1g; Carbohydrates 13g, of which sugars 10g*; Fiber 1.1g; Protein 4.6g; Salt 0.03g * Natural sugars from oats (4 g) and fruit juice (6 g).
Comment from Website: “It’s the post-workout recovery drink for the post-milk generation. We aren’t usually about slogans. You’ve probably picked up on that if you’ve clicked around this website at all. We prefer to be straightforward and transparent about our products, including our amazing and delicious Apple, Beetroot & Ginger Recovery drink with 11g of pure veggie protein … 100% plant-based. Absolutely nothing from the animal kingdom. Or even the soy or almond or nut kingdoms … It’s rich in protein, which as part of a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, helps maintain/increase muscle mass … The protein we’ve added is (of course) vegetable – potato protein. And that, together with the natural protein found in oats has a composition of amino acids that closely resembles the composition of animal protein. The proportion of branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) is around 23% of the total protein, which is comparable to animal protein sources.”
I Am Souper High Protein Soup [Pulled Pork and Jalapenos variety] (UK)
Ingredients: Water, Mixed Beans (Black Beans, White Navy Beans), Corn, Onion, Pulled Pork 5.5% (Pork Meat, Salt, Potato, Starch, Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate), Bell Pepper, Tomato Paste, Sunflower Oil, Garlic Puree, Lemon Juice, Salt, Yeast Extract, Caramelized Sugar, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Jalapeño Pepper 0.2%, Spices. May Contain Cereals Containing Gluten; May Contain Soy.
Nutrition Facts: (Per 100g) Energy (kJ) 367; Energy (kcal) 88; Fat 2.9g; Of which Saturates 0.3g; Carbohydrate 9.5g; Of which Sugars 2.6g; Fiber 2.4g; Protein 4.7g; Salt 0.8g
Comment from Website: “I Am Souper is fully loaded with chunky tasty ingredients and delivers a source of ‘High Protein’ to keep you feeling fuller for longer. I am 100% hunger-busting, nature-sourced and protein-boosted.”
Byourfood Crema De Mani Proteica Con Whey Protein De Alta Calidad: Cookies and Cream Flavored Peanut Butter with High Quality Whey Protein (Argentina)
Nutrition Facts (using translation app): Fewer Calories than Traditional Cream; Approx. 2grams plus protein per serv.; Total Protein per package (99g and 100g); “Notable Control of Appetite increasing the sensation of satiety”; “Improve your performance since it gives you extra energy.”
Comment from Website: We introduce our protein line by Byourfood. Our new Creams based on Peanut with Whey Protein of high quality. In two flavors: “Vanilla” and “Cookies and Cream.” From now on your butters will never be the same!
NeoCell Beauty Burst Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews – See page 15 of catalog. (Superfruit variety)
Ingredients: Rice syrup, dried cane syrup, natural flavors, sunflower lecithin, sunflower oil, citric acid, malic acid, fruit and vegetable juice for color, glycerin, citrus bioflavonoid. Does not contain: Soy, wheat, lactose, palm oil, starch, yeast, or artificial flavors. Gluten-free.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 2 Soft chews; Calories 40; Total Carbohydrate 6g, 2%; Sugar 4g; Protein 2,000g, 4%; Hydrolyzed Collagen 1&3 2,000mg; Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 20mg, 33%; Hyaluronic Acid (as Sodium Hyaluronate) 20mg
GFF Comments: NeoCell is offering both collagen dietary supplement chews and a new Collage Cookie Bar with 13g (25% RDA) of protein. Label claims on the supplement include “Collagen Type 1&3 (Skin Rebuilder) and Vitamin C (Collagen Enhancer). “The protein from the Cookie Bar comes from organic peanut butter, “Grass Fed NeoCell Collagen,” quinoa crisps and organic peanuts.
Schuman Cheese, Inc. Cheese Cello Wrisps (Parmesan variety)
Ingredients: Parmesan cheese (pasteurized part-skimmed cow’s milk, cheese cultures, sea salt, enzymes). Warning: Contains milk. No artificial colors or flavors. Gluten & wheat free. All natural. No preservatives.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 15 crisps (18g); Serving Per Container: about 3; Calories 100; Calories from Fat 60; Total Fat 7, 11%; Saturated Fat 4.5, 22%; Trans Fat 0; Cholesterol 20, 7%; Sodium 300, 13%; Total Carbohydrates <1; Dietary Fiber 0; Sugars 0; Protein 9
Comment from Website: “Whisps, an original recipe—the perfect snack food, Whisps are made from just one wholesome ingredient: Cello’s award-winning cheese is baked into a flavorful, airy, crispy—Whispy!—bite. An excellent source of protein and calcium, Whisps give you a feel-good, real food snacking experience without the guilt. Eat them as-is or toss them on a salad or appetizer plate for flavor and crunch! We know you’ll love them.”
GFF Comments: A Cheddar variety is new to the market. This previously introduced variety from Schuman, Parmasan Cheese, has 13g protein per serving. GFF profiled a similar product in the past. The 2014 Protein Product gallery showcased snacks primary based on baked cheese, Sonoma Creamery’s Mr. Cheese O’s.
Bulletproof Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bite (US-based, retrieved in Norway).
Ingredients: Organic cashew butter, grass-fed collagen protein, chicory root fiber, Bulletproof® XCT® oil powder (caprylic and capric acid triglycerides from highly refined coconut and/or palm kernel oil, tapioca dextrin, tapioca), organic cashews, Bulletproof® Brain Octane® oil (caprylic acid triglycerides from highly refined coconut oil), organic coconut oil, lab-tested vanilla beans, sea salt, stevia. Contains: Cashews, Coconut.
Nutrition Facts: (serving size 1 bar, 21g) Calories 100; fat calories 60; total fat 6g (10% DV); sat fat 3g (16%); trans fat 0g; cholesterol 0g; sodium 60mg (3%); total carb 7g (2%); fiber 2g (10%); sugars less than 1g; protein 5g (11%);
Comment from Website: “Grass fed. Gluten-free. Collagen protein is the same nutritious protein in bone broth–known to support lean muscles, strong joints and glowing skin.”
GFF Comments: Company based in Bellevue, Wash., but product retrieved from Norway. Online prices: US$ 28.95 and € 28.95 for a box of 15, 21g bars.
NBTY’s Met-Rx Whey Protein Infused Almond Spread
NOTE: This product will be made available at the event, but not for samplimg.
Ingredients: Almond Spread (Almonds, Whey Protein Concentrate, Palm Oil, Sugar, Salt, sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavor), Dried Apples.
Nutrition Information: 10g protein in a 40g serving. Other nutritional information not available.
GFF Comment: Obtained at 2017 Natural Products Expo West. As of mid-March 2017, did not appear to be yet commercially available.
Ensure Enlive (Milk Chocolate variety)
Varieties (3): Milk Chocolate,Vanilla, Strawberry
Ingredients: Water, corn syrup, sugar, milk protein concentrate, sodium caseinate, canola oil, cocoa powder, corn oil, soy protein isolate, short-chain furctooligosaccharides, calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate. Less than 0.5% of: whey protein concentrate, potassium citrate, natural and artificial flavor, potassium phosphate, calcium carbonate, sodium phosphate, magnesium hydroxide, ascorbic acid, choline chloride, distilled monoglycerides, soy lecithin, cellulose gel, L-carnitine, carrageenan, d-alpha-tocopheryl, acetate, zinc sulfate, cellulose gum, ferric phosphate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, cupric sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine chloride hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, chromium chloride, sodium selenite, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molyboate, phyllquinone, cyanocobaliman; and vitamin D3. [Contains milk and soy ingredients.]
Nutrition Facts: (Serving size 8 fl oz) calories, 350; calories from fat 100; calories from saturated fat 15; Total fat 11g; 17%DV; saturated fat 1.5g, 8%; trans fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat, 3.5g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 10mg, 3%; sodium 240mg, 10%; potassium 590mg, 17%; total carb 45g, 15%; dietary fiber 3g, 12%; sugars 22g; protein 20g, 40%.
Comment from Website: “Each bottle of the #1 doctor-recommended brand Ensure Enlive is the first and only complete, balanced nutrition shake that has the unique ingredient HMB, plus 20g of protein, to help rebuild muscle for strength and energy.”
GFF Comments: This product was introduced spring of 2016. It promotes the presence of HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methybutyrate), a metabolite of the amino acid leucine that has been been studied for bolstering muscle synthesis and preventing muscle breakdown.
Also found in Ensenada, Mexico. Sold in Soriana for US$ 3.19 / 237ml (8 fl. oz.) INGREDIENTES: Agua, azúcar (sacarosa), jarabe de maíz, maltodextrina, concentrado de proteína de leche, ACEITES VEGETALES: (aceite de soya, aceite de canola, aceite de maíz), fructo-oligosacáridos de cadena corta (FOS), MINERALES: (citrato de potasio, fosfato dibásico de magnesio, fosfato de calcio, cloruro de magnesio, citrato de sodio, sal (cloruro de sodio), ortofosfato férrico, sulfato de zinc, cloruro de potasio, sulfato de manganeso, sulfato cúprico, cloruro de cromo, molibdato de sodio, selenato de sodio, yoduro de potasio), concentrado de proteína de soya, cocoa, lecitina de soya, VITAMINAS: (cloruro de colina, ácido ascórbico, acetato de dl-alfa tocoferilo, niacinamida, pantotenato de calcio, palmitato de vitamina A, clorhidrato de tiamina, clorhidrato de piridoxina, riboflavina, ácido fólico, biotina, cianocobalamina, filoquinona, vitamina D3), carragenina, saborizantes naturales y artificiales.
Contiene ingredientes derivados de leche y soya.
ProNourish (French Vanilla variety)
Varieties: French Vanilla, Strawberry
Ingredients: Water, milk protein concentrate, maltodextrin, can sugar and less than 2% of canola oil, vitamins and minerals; soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, gum acacia (soluble fiber” partially hydrolyzed guar gum (soluble fiber), cellulose gel and gum, soy lecithin, salt, natural and artificial flavor, carrageenan, sucralose
Nutrition Facts: Serving size 1 bottle (237mL): Calories 170, calories from fat 35; total fat 4g, 6% (DV); saturated fat 1g, 5%; trans fat 0g; cholesterol 10mg, 3%; sodium 150mg, 6%; potassium 470mg, 13%; total carbohydrate 19g, 6%; dietary fiber 3g, 12%; sugars 6g; protein 15g, 30%
Comment from Website: “The TruComfort™ Blend has ingredients carefully selected to be low in FODMAPs plus 3g of fiber to support digestive health.”
GFF Comments: Front label notes product is a “Low FODMAP Nutritional Drink.” It website explains “FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols)”
Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Water, Less Than 2% of Potato Starch, Vinegar, Spice, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Encapsulated Vinegar, Natural Flavorings, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Nitrite, Soybean Oil
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 Package (56g); Servings Per Container About 1; Calories 70; Calories from Fat 15; Total Fat 1.5g 2%; Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 30mg 10%; Sodium 400mg 17%; Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%; Sugars 0g; Protein 11g 20%; Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 2%; Iron 2%
Comment from Website: In addition to 10g of protein and just 80 calories per 2oz serving, Deli Snackers offer many other important attributes that help consumers meet their healthy eating and snacking goals, including: No more than 3g fat per serving; less than 400mg sodium per serving. An ideal snack portion of 12-14 pieces per package. Deli Snackers are currently available at mass retailers and grocers nationwide.
Bone Broth Protein™ (Banana Crème variety)
Ingredients: Chicken bone broth protein concentrate, coconut milk, natural banana crème flavor, xanthan gum, guar gum, stevia extract, monk fruit extract
Nutrition Facts: (Contains naturally-occurring powerful amino acids, collagen type 2, Glucosamine and Chondrotin) Ancient Nutrition – Bone Broth Protein Banana Creme – 17.3 oz. (490 g); Serving Size: 1 Heaping Scoop (Approx. 24.6g); Servings Per Container: 20; Amount Per Serving % DV*; Total Calories 98; Calories from Fat 7; Total Fat <1 g, 0%; Total Carbohydrate 2 g, 1%; Sugars 1 g; Protein 20g; Calcium 14 mg, 1%; Sodium 150 mg, 6%; Potassium 270 mg, 8%;
Comment from Website: Introducing an all-natural, easily digestible protein powder complete with 20g of body-building, gut-friendly protein per serving with a naturally delicious banana flavor and only 2g of carbs per serving! It’s artisanally produced with no added salt, colors, preservatives or artificial ingredients.† Bone Broth Protein is free of common allergens and the ideal protein source for those who are sensitive to dairy, grains, eggs, beef, nuts, and legumes. Get the health benefits of today’s hottest super food, bone broth – in a nourishing protein powder that is SMOOTH to blend, convenient to use and EASY to digest.
GFF Comments: First time these have been introduced in powder form with more flavor varieties.
Ingredients: Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Honey Powder (Maltodextrin, Honey), Organic Sunflower Seed Protein, Organic Sweet Potato Powder (Organic Sweet Potato, Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Sunflower Oil, De-Oiled Sunflower Lecithin), Natural Flavors, Organic Inulin (Agave Fiber), Strawberry Powder (Strawberry, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Sunflower Lecithin), Partially Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Organic Flaxseed Protein, Organic Pumpkin Powder (Organic Pumpkin, Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Sunflower Oil, De-Oiled Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Tomato Powder (Organic Tomato, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Sunflower Oil, De-Oiled Sunflower Lecithin), Carrageenan, Sea Salt, Fruit And Vegetable Nutrient Blend (Spinach, Broccoli, Carrot, Beet, Tomato, Apple, Cranberry, Cherry, Orange, Blueberry, Strawberry, Shiitake Mushroom), Organic Stevia Leaf Extract, Organic Spinach Powder, Monk Fruit Extract.
Nutrition Facts: Total Fat 1g, 2%; Saturated Fat 0g, 0%; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg, 0%; Sodium 210mg, 9%; Total Carbohydrate 11g, 4%; Dietary Fiber 3g, 12%; Sugars 1g; Protein 15g, 30%
Comment from Website: “Feed your inner glow. Burt’s Bees™ Protein + Healthy Radiance contains 15g of plant-based protein and includes 1/3 cup of real fruits and vegetables per serving. It also contains antioxidants—Vitamins A, C and E—which help inhibit oxidation, a reaction that can produce free radicals in the body. Free radicals are known to contribute to cell damage.”
GFF Comments: Burt’s Bees is a personal care company. This is its first foray into foods. The Plant-Based Protein Shakes contains vitamins extracted from fruits and vegetables, including spinach, shitake mushroom and strawberry.
Ingredients (cinnamon spice bar variety): Pumpkin seeds, organic wildflower honey, milled quinoa, cinnamon, ginger, coconut oil, allspice, sea salt
Nutrition Facts: 1 bar = 36g; calories 180, calories from fat, 110; total fat 12g, 18%; sat fat 2.5g, 13%; trans fat 0g; sodium 40g, 2%; total carb 12g, 4%; fiber 2g, 8%; protein 8g
Comment from Website: “As with all Health Warrior products, you can count on superfoods being the #1 ingredient. We’ve used the protein dense pumpkin seed to build you a bar with 8g of protein and 7 simple ingredients making a fun and filling desk snack. Each box includes 12 individually wrapped bars. Superfood is the #1 ingredient: pumpkin seeds. Just 8 ingredients that you can find in your own pantry: simple, recognizable. 8g protein (pumpkin seeds are the second most protein dense source of vegan protein, just behind hemp seeds). Good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, and protein. 35% DV magnesium.”
Ingredients: Sprouted Seed Blend (Sunflower, Flax, Chia), Tapioca, Cassava, Hemp Seeds, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Onion, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract (For Freshness)
Nutrition Facts: Calories 150, calories from fat 70; total fat 8g, 12% DV; sat fat 0.5g, 3%; trans fat 0g; cholesterol 0g; sodium 245g, 10%; total carb 18g, 6%; dietary fiber 3g, 12%; sugars less than 1g; protein 3g, 6%
Comment from Website: “Your favorite bagel, in cracker form and grain-free! Top our Everything Sprouted Seed crackers with hearty & healthy toppings, breakfast, noon or night. Made with plant powered, nutrient-dense ingredients; high bio-availability sprouted seed blend; high in ALA omega-3s & a good source of vitamin E and manganese; made with high-oleic, cold-pressed, organic sunflower oil; free of gluten, grains, soy, corn, dairy & gums/emulsifiers; paleo-friendly.”
GFF Comments: Sprouted grains have been trending for some time. Benefits claimed for sprouting include potential increase of the amino acid lysine, decrease in carbohydrates, decreased anti-nutritional factors (phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors) and increase in protein. Term is unregulated; more research needed.
Ingredients: Proprietary Whey Protein Blend 21g; Whey (milk) protein concentrate and isolate; Proprietary Herbal Blend 950 mg DLPA (DL-phenylalanine), Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) Gum Resin Extract (BosPure®) standardized for Total Organic and Boswellic Acids, AKBA and beta-boswellic acid content, Curcumin (Curcuma longa) Rhizome Extract (BCM-95®) enhanced with turmeric essential oil and standardized for curcuminoid complex (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Rhizome Extract standardized for ≥ 6% gingerol content. Other Ingredients: Coconut oil (coconut oil, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate), natural vanilla flavors, xylitol, sunflower lecithin. No: salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, or artificial preservatives.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 130; Calories from Fat 30; Total Fat 3.5g, 5%; Saturated Fat 0g, 0%; Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 25mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate 6g, 2%; Dietary Fiber 0g, 0%; Sugars < 1g; Protein 18g; Calcium 380mg, 38%; Phosphorus 225mg, 23%; Magnesium 15mg, 4%; Sodium 35mg, 2%; Potassium 125mg, 4%
Comment from Website: “Directions for Use: Mix 1 scoop daily in your favorite beverage or stir into food. Increase use if desired.”
GFF Comments: Chosen for its list of claims and blend of popular botanical. Company notes it uses a combination of whey protein concentrate (“metabolizes more slowly for sustained benefits and satiation”) and whey protein isolate (…”digests quickly for faster absorption and recovery.”
Baker Mills Kodiak Cakes (Dark Chocolate variety)
Ingredients: 100% whole grain wheat flour, Power Cakes Protein Blend (wheat protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, milk protein isolate), organic cane sugar, semisweet chocolate chips, cocoa powder, 100% whole grain oat flour, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor and sea salt.
Nutrition Facts: Servings 1 (53gms); Calories 190; Total Fat 4g; Saturated 2g; Polyunsaturated 0g; Monounsaturated 0g; Trans fat 0g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 280mg; Potassium 0mg; Total carbs 28g; Dietary fiber 5g; Sugars 8g; Protein 14g
GFF Comments: Kodiak Cakes appeared on Shark Tank (Season 5; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNI2Jj9-F7w). Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon & Oat varieties were added to its “Protein Packed” Flapjack & Waffle Mixed Line.
The supplier industry has shown great creativity in the range of innovative protein ingredients being offered to product formulators. The following are “on-trend” and emerging protein ingredients as identified by their use by innovative food processors at the 2017 Natural Products Expo West and by Global Food Forums’ staff. Each has less than an estimated 0.01% of the global protein ingredient market and will be available for sampling at the 2017 Protein Sampling Station.
Collagen (type I, II, and III) protein concentrate from a blend of chicken, beef and turkey bone broth.
Source: Ancient Nutrition’s Pure Bone Broth Collagen made from bone broth. ~90% protein.
Sprouted brown rice protein.
Source: Raw Ingredients 4 Life’s Raw Organic Sprouted Brown Rice, ~80% protein. Online retail price USA $10.00/lb + shipping.
Source: Thailand Unique’s 100% Cricket Powder from powered small crickets (Acheta domestica). ~70% protein.
Hemp protein powder.
Source: Bob’s Red Mill’s hemp protein powder. ~45% protein.
Pumpkin seed protein powder.
Source: Omega Nutrition Organic pumpkin seed protein powder. ~67% protein.
Water plants (Wolffia, Lemnaceae) powder. (Typically ~40-50% protein).
Sources: Parabel and Hinoman (both ~45% protein)
Other emerging protein-centric ingredients to watch. (Not available at the Sampling Station)
Coconut protein concentrates.