GemPro Ultra

A Series On Wheat Protein Benefits: Part III - Nutrition

We have reached the final topic in our three-part series – Rheology. Texture. Nutrition. This topic is the primary driver in many new product formulations - Nutrition. Developing new products with improved nutrition in mind requires expanding your toolbox to include new ingredients that uphold the needed rheology and texture, while also delivering nutrition.  

The benefit of wheat proteins, such as our GemPro Range of proteins, is that they are specially designed to fit a wide range of applications. Because the proteins have various functionalities, there is a protein option best suited for cookies to beverages and pancakes to breads.  

Add Protein 

By selecting specific Manildra’s GemPro Wheat Proteins you can create your ideal, healthy, protein-packed products.  If boosting protein in a cookie, add GemPro Prime-W to get a soft and chewy bite. The bland flavor profile of GemPro Prime-W allows you to add more protein to many products without disrupting the desired taste. In addition, GemPro Ultra’s solubility works well for soft baked cookies, while GemPro 4400 will give you a slightly more rigid cookie.  

In a muffin, you can use GemPro Plusto boost resilience or GemPro 3300 to promote aeration, both while contributing to your overall protein target.  In yeast dough, adding protein requires a careful balance of rheology. Using a combination of proteins, you can manipulate the balance of strength and elasticity with extensibility to reach protein targets that may seem out of reach.  

By considering the rheology in production and the texture of the finished product, you can select the best GemPro ingredient to meet your protein goals.  

Reduce Sugar 

Sugar is a highly functional ingredient that is used to add sweetness, binding, and body, but can also be detrimental to the nutritional profile. With GemPro Tack, you can create a wholesome fruit and nut cluster or granola bar with reduced sugar. The GemPro Tack binder can also be used with sugar to optimize sweetness, but it does not rely on sugar for the binding method.  

Our standard GemPro Tack was developed with the intention to replace sugar, not add protein, so it has a lower protein content. However, GemPro Tack 50 will give a bit more of a protein punch with 50% protein. If high protein is preferred, the GemPro Tack 85 can help you reach that goal with 85% protein. Each have similar binding characteristics and finished products.  

Add Fiber 

If your goal is to boost fiber or accomplish a low carb diet, look no further than FiberGem resistant wheat starch. Our FiberGem resistant wheat starch is a 90% dietary fiber, ideal for boosting fiber in bakery products while contributing to fewer net carbs. The key components in developing a low carb, flour-based product requires replacing carbs with fiber, protein or fat. FiberGem produces bakery items with a bright white color and minimal impact on flavor or texture. In fact, one key benefit of FiberGem is that it does not disrupt the viscosity or absorption of standard formulas. It can be used a direct replace of flour up to a certain percentage in various applications. Using FiberGem alongside our GemPro proteins you can create your own low carb flour replacement.

As you work to improve the nutritional profile of your existing products or create novel nutritious options, reach out the Manildra applications team for support. 


Protein Packed Cookies

Recent data has indicated that consumers have been increasing their snacking occasions. On average, U.S. consumers eat three snacks a day, with 42% reporting they consume more than three. Additionally, 44% of consumers said they often atesnacks instead of meals at work and home, (Food Business News, 2020). The majority of snack foods tend to be highly processed, rich in saturated fat, refined starch, added sugar, and low in fiber. With the help of Manildra's GemPro Wheat Proteins, creating a healthy and sustainable snack is possible! 

Protein cookies are one of the many healthy snacks you can create with Manildra’s GemPro line. Adding protein throughout the day can not only reduce the amount of snacking, but reduce the risk factors associated with unhealthy snacks. In the recent reportLockdown Eating Insights (2020),healthier snacks filled with protein reduced many cardiovascular disease risk factors which corresponds to an estimated risk reduction of 32% for CVD. 

From boosting protein to enhancing softness and texture, Manildra’s GemPro Wheat Proteins help to create your ideal, healthy protein packed cookie. 

Whether you are creating a protein-packed soft baked sugar cookie or a crunchy oatmeal raisin, Manildra's GemPro Products help deliver your ideal texture for those sweet baked goods. Choose the GemPro protein based on desired texture or total amount of protein.

The bland flavor profile of GemPro Prime-W allows you to add more protein. If boosting protein in a cookie, add GemPro Prime-W to get a soft and chewy bite. In addition, GemPro Ultra’s solubility works well for soft baked cookies, while GemPro 4400 will give you a slightly more rigid cookie.

Protein cookies are an instant source of protein and energy. They can be enjoyed as a portable snack, an indulgent treat, and even part of a healthy balanced diet. With Manildra’s GemPro Wheat Proteins, the possibilities of perfect protein packed cookies are endless!


TOAST to the New Year

According to Innova Market Insights, the top ten trends for 2021 have been identified. Manildra, like many other companies, has “upped their game” to meet ethical, environmental, and clean label consumer demands. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay alert of the changing landscape of the food market. 

The first trend identified by Innova is Transparency Triumphs. Manildra Group proudly partners with thousands of farming families throughout New South Wales to produce Australian-grown and made, premium products. We have a proud history as a reliable partner supplying premium Australian products to customers of all scales. The importance of these relationships, some spanning six decades and three generations, is never underestimated by us. A secondary path to transparency is by creating clean label ingredients to meet evolving consumer demands. Your customers want to know that the products they purchase are made from straight forward and natural processing methods. With the GemPro range of proteins you can feel confident in the clean label process used in making these proteins.

Plant-Forward is the second Innova trend in which Manildra products fit. Wheat protein is the  original plant protein, providing nutrition and product quality for years. Mainstream appeal  for plant- based is driving expansion to numerous market categories. Plant-based has  expanded categories such as baking, in which the clean label of GemPro HPG can be used to  boost protein. It has also expanded snacks in which GemPro Plusis used to replace eggs. Meat  alternatives have expanded by using GemPro Extend to increase the nutritional value of food.  Plant-based has also expanded a dairy alternative in which GemPro Ultra can be used to benefit  dietary management and includes a 90% protein content. 

The third Innova trend is Tailored To Fit in which personalized nutrition is the spotlight for  consumers. Whether you need a high protein or a Keto diet, Manildra Group USA  works to support each individual's unique lifestyles. Our FiberGem resistant wheat starch is a 90% dietary fiber, ideal for boosting fiber in bakery products. This can be beneficial for both high fiber and low carb goals. GemPro Tack is an ideal ingredient for creating low sugar bars and clusters. Finally, the range of GemPro proteins helps to boost the overall protein content in foods from vegetarian meat alternatives to cookies. When creating foods with personalized nutrition you can count on GemPro proteins to provide texture, nutrition, and rheology. 

Manildra Innovation is exceptional when it comes to developing products related to the top ten Innova trends. As we ring in the new year, let Manildra Group USA support you and your nutritional goals.