It’s time to change the way you think about pulse flours
Interest in pulse flours has grown recently as a healthy approach to replacing wheat (and other) flours for the fast-growing gluten-free market. One of the major issues with pulse flours, however, is the strong flavor they convey in formulations. The manufacturing process for Artesa Chickpea Flour removes much of the oil from the finished product – producing a clean, neutral flavor. Combined with the fine particle size achieved from proprietary milling, Artesa Chickpea Flour delivers taste, texture and mouthfeel comparable to wheat flours.
A sensory profile that mimics wheat flour
Artesa® Chickpea Flour Advantages
Excellent organoleptic profile
Good protein content (>12%)
Fine, flour-like particle size
Good oil & water binding
Excellent functional formulating characteristics
Sustainable, low environmental impact
An incredibly nutritious multi-purpose flour
Fall in love with flour all over again
Applications testing with Artesa Chickpea Flour has shown many desirable functional properties – particularly in the production of gluten-free formulations, which often require multiple ingredients and processing workarounds to meet texture and taste goals. This makes Artesa ideal for difficult to formulate gluten-free products such as pasta, leavened bread, flatbreads and pastries. Artesa Chickpea Flour excels in the production of extruded products like pasta and can be used in non-allergenic, egg-free formulations while maintaining mouthfeel.
We’ve got the expertise to help you speed product development
At Nutriati, we’ve been working with Artesa Chickpea Flour in our Applications Laboratories for 2 years – which means we can offer insight into how to bring it to your formulation. Our Applications Team has experience in product development and commercialization in a broad range of foods.
You probably wont find a more sustainable raw material than the chickpea.
Chickpeas create their own fertilizer by fixing nitrogen from the air – which means significantly lower use of chemical fertilizers and healthier soils. They also require significantly lower use of water and pesticides in production. Want more? Chickpeas have the lowest carbon footprint of any pulses. There are no GMO chickpeas – and probably never will be.
Nutriati has joined forces with PLT Health Solutions, Inc. to spearhead the global commercialization efforts for our ingredients. PLT has extensive experience in delivering ingredient solutions to food, beverage and supplement markets – and will be contacting you shortly.