“The growing interest in plant-based proteins syncs perfectly with the use of almond ingredients in categories like functional foods and nutraceuticals,” said Jeff Smith, director of marketing for Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division. “We continue to innovate new products to meet evolving food and lifestyle preferences, and Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder represents an important addition to our portfolio.”
Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder is an ideal component of a protein ingredient blend, perfect for health and wellness nutraceutical products and protein-enhanced nutrition bars, smoothies and shakes, as well as a variety of snack and bakery applications. The subtle, clean flavor profile and smooth texture of Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder continue to make it a standout choice for consumers and product developers alike.
“While many other protein supplements require flavor masking agents, Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder has a clean taste and an extra-fine texture smooth enough for any application,” said Smith. “Within blends, almond protein can be used to dilute undesirable flavors resulting from other protein ingredients, such as “earthy” notes in pea protein and soy protein.”
Additionally, many other protein supplements target consumers with specific dietary restrictions, but Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder appeals to a broad range of dietary needs. The ingredient is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO, allowing for highly positive consumer perception.
“These attributes make Almond Protein Powder an incredibly versatile ingredient, and they are especially important for product developers who want to appeal to a label-conscious consumer,” Smith added.