NATURAL DIETARY FIBERS

AVENA BEST PEA HULL AND OAT HULL FIBERS

When asked about the healthfulness and desired health benefits of nutrients, over 85% of US consumers rated fiber first. Additionally, over 50% of consumers say that the environmental sustainability of a food is important (International Food Information Council, 2019 Food and Health Survey).

Avena Foods’ clean label, natural dietary fibers, made from pea hulls and oat hulls, are part of the Avena Best Food Ingredients Range. These RTE (ready to eat) fibers are naturally high in fiber. Grown sustainably and then milled on the Canadian prairies, they are non-GMO and available conventional or certified-organic (COS).

Manufactures of free from foods will appreciate that Best Pea Hull Fiber and Best Oat Hull Fibers are allergen-friendly (free of all labeled allergens) and gluten-free (<10ppm).

Naturally high in dietary fiber (87 to 90%), these ingredients are classified as ‘intrinsic and intact’ by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), listed as an ingredient for use in processed meat products by the USDA FSIS, and approved for use in Canada by the Canadian Health Bureau of Nutritional Sciences.

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Avena Best Pea Hull Fiber 125 and 200

BEST Pea Hull Fibers, 90% total dietary fiber (dry weight basis), are specialty milled from the cleaned outer seed coat or hulls of North American dried peas using a proprietary process.

  • Ready-to-eat (RTE)
  • Natural and clean label
  • Non-GMO
  • Allergen-friendly (free of labeled allergens)
  • Gluten-free (<10ppm)
  • Available as conventional or certified-organic (COS)
  • Have regulatory approvals
  • 2 year shelf-life when stored under ambient conditions

Avena Best Oat Hull Fiber

Avena BEST Oat Hull Fibers are 87% total dietary fiber, mainly insoluble and therefore low calorie, and are specialty milled from the outer hulls of Canadian oats using a proprietary process.

  • Ready-to-eat (RTE)
  • Natural and clean label
  • Non-GMO
  • Free of labeled allergens
  • Gluten-Free
  • Available as conventional or certified-organic (COS)
  • 2 year shelf-life when stored under ambient conditions

APPLICATION AND FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS

Baking – Cereal-Based and Gluten-Free

  • Bread, crackers, quick breads, pancakes, cookies, muffins, brownies and other sweet goods
  • Provides excellent moisture retention, as well as good water-holding and fat-binding capabilities;
  • Improves the texture and shelf life of baked goods

Cereals

  • Oatmeal, extruded cereal, granola and infant cereal
  • Acts as a nucleation agent (specifically pea hull fiber) during extrusion
  • Boosts dietary fiber content

Bars and Clusters

  • Cold-pressed, soft-baked, extruded
  • Provides binding and boosts dietary fiber
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Snacks (Extruded)

  • Acts as a nucleation agent (specifically pea hull fiber) during extrusion
  • Boosts dietary fiber content

Batters, Breading and Processed Meat Products

  • Pea hull fibers can be used to replace gums, corn starch, and soy protein isolate providing for a ‘clean and clear’ label

Beverages (Dry)

  • Provides dietary fiber to counteract the negative impact of high protein diets

Nutraceuticals

  • Pea hull fiber 200 can be included for natural fiber enrichment with little or no effect on taste and mouth-feel

NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH BENEFITS

BEST Pea Hull Fibers are high in fiber, an excellent source of iron, and a good source of calcium. Even after milling, they maintain their antioxidant content (Caspar and Meseyton, 2013).

Clinical research supports the use of BEST Pea Fiber 125 for the treatment of constipation in children (Flogan and Dahl, 2010) and in adult residents of long-term care homes (Dahl, 2003). In overweight and obese adults, adding 15 grams a day of pea hull fiber to the diet led to metabolic benefits (Lambert et al. 2016).

Adults with chronic kidney disease who were given a daily muffin containing 10 grams of pea hull fiber experienced a significant increase in stool frequency (Salmean et al, 2015). Pea hull fiber in combination with soluble fiber also lowered the level of toxins produced by bacteria in the colon, suggesting that pea hulls favorably alter the gut microbiota.

In a pilot study of young men consuming a high-protein diet, consuming 20 grams per day of pea hull fiber increased the prevalence of health-enhancing bacteria, specifically F. prausnitzii and other butyrate-producing bacteria (Dahl, 2017).

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References:
Caspar L, Meseyton J. 2013. Performance of pea hull fiber and cellulose fiber in a white pan bread application. Unpublished report prepared for the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association.

Dahl WJ, Whiting SJ, Healey AD, Zello GA, Hildebrandt SL. 2003. Increased stool frequency occurs when finely processed pea hull fiber is added to usual foods consumed by elderly residents in long-term care. J Am Diet Assoc 103, 1199-1202. doi: 10.1053/jada.2003.50570.

Dahl WJ. 2017. Pea hull fiber: a dietary fiber to modulate gastrointestinal function gut and gut microbiota. Cereal Food World 62(5): 203-206.

Flogan C, Dahl WJ. 2010. Effects of fiber-fortified foods on children with constipation potential improved stool frequency and decreased energy intake. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutr 2(5): 312-317.

Salmean YA, Segal MS, Palii SP, Dahl WJ. 2015. Fiber supplementation lowers plasma-cresolin chronic kidney disease patients. J Ren Nutr 25(3):316-20. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2014.09.002.


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