Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit

Protein Up with Pulse Grit

Avena’s Best Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit are milled from whole, split and decorticated pulses (beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas) at the Portage la Prairie, Manitoba flour and fiber plant. No water is used in the process. The facility is powered with virtually all renewable energy.

Ready-to-cook (RTC) pulse ingredients provide many benefits when incorporated into food and pet food products.

  • Boost the protein, dietary fiber and micronutrient content
  • Improve the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS), thereby increasing the quality protein available towards a protein claim when combined with grain at the appropriate ratio
  • Enhance the nutrition of allergy-friendly products
  • Provide for a clean and clear label
  • Supply quality starch that aids in expansion of extruded products
Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit for bread product development

Tailored to Applications

Avena Best Pulse Grit and Cracked Pulses come in a variety of different particle sizes and distribution, tailored to  applications or food production equipment.

Avena Best Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit are particularly functional in good-for-you extruded snacks and high protein and fiber baked goods both conventional and gluten-free. These ingredients boost nutrition, improve texture and provide an attractive visual note to many applications.

  • Bakery (bread and sweet goods), in the mix or as a topping
  • Snacks (extruded and popped)
  • Cereal
  • Batters and breading
  • Processed meat products
  • Plant-based meat alternatives
  • Pet food
gluten free foods with pulse grit ingredients

True Grit

  • Adds color and variety to bakery toppings
  • Easy to use – you can incorporate directly into bread, flatbread and bun dry mix (no pre-hydration required)
  • Particle size customized for extrusion and popping equipment
  • Improved bite and moisture management in meat and plant-based food
Gluten free pulse ingredients in star shape

Attributes of Avena Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit

  • gluten-free and allergy-friendly (free of all labelled allergens)
  • clean and clear label
  • certified organic or conventional
  • natural, non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • ready-to-cook (RTC)


Avena Foods Best Plant Based Ingredients

Avena Best Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit

  • Green Split Pea Grit
  • Yellow Split Pea Grit
  • Whole Green Lentil Grit
  • Decorticated Yellow Lentil Grit
  • Decorticated Red Lentil Grit
  • Cracked Chickpeas
  • Cracked Black Beans
  • Cracked Navy (Haricot) Beans
Avena Cracked Pulses and Pulse Grit Ingredients

Left to right: green split pea grit, whole green lentil grit, decorticated red lentil grit, cracked chickpeas, cracked black beans, cracked navy (haricot) beans.

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