RiceBran Technologies has debuted its new Proryza Gold along with the Proryza P-35. RiceBran Technologies stabilizes fresh, raw rice bran. The company’s proprietary and process patented ingredients are all-natural, minimally processed, non-GMO and a good source of vegetarian protein, dietary fiber and healthy fats.
Proryza Gold contains 25% protein and 50% dietary fiber and serves as a healthy and nutritionally rich source of vegetable protein. It can work in formulas for beverages, bars, protein powders and a host of other applications. Proryza P-35 is a rice bran protein that contains 30-35% protein. Both ingredients can be labeled as rice bran protein. These proprietary and patented ingredients are rich in gamma oryzanols which help increase plasma adiponectin levels and support healthy lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. RiBalance, RiSolubles and RiFiber were also points of discussion at the meeting and food expo.
RiceBran ingredients are being used in wellness beverages and added to protein drinks, and are being included in “meatless” meat, healthy snacks and baked goods, bars and cereals. While just 8% of the rice kernel, rice bran has 25 times the dietary fiber and four times the protein as white rice.
RiceBran Technologies developed the technology to stabilize and capture the bran and germ layer of rice and convert it into a range of healthy rice bran ingredients and derivatives that are “clean label”—non-GMO, all-natural, minimally processed, gluten-free, soy-free, low-glycemic—and a great source of vegetarian/vegan macronutrients including plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and healthy fats.
Rice bran is very nutritious. However, it is often discarded due to the rapid rancidity that occurs once it is removed during the milling process. By stabilizing the rice bran immediately after it is milled, RiceBran Technologies can provide healthy whole food nutrition for some of the more than 9 billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050. Before the development of RIBT’s proprietary stabilization process, raw rice bran quickly spoiled and could only be used as animal feed or discarded. RIBT’s stabilization technology produces a second crop from rice, without increasing the need for additional arable land or water.