Native Pulse Flours

Avena Best Native Pulse Flours are dry-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. In particular, they:

  • 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 during extrusion
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Tailored to Applications

To meet the needs of various applications, Avena Best Native Pulse Flours are available in a variety of particle sizes and distribution. These ingredients are formulated into conventional and gluten-free products.

  • Bakery (bread and sweet goods)
  • Snacks (extruded and sheeted)
  • Cereal
  • Batters and breading
  • Processed meat products
  • Plant-based meat alternatives
  • Pet food

Attributes of Avena Pulse Flours

  • 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)

Learn more: Avena’s certifications

Avena Best Native Pulse Flours (RTC)

  • Whole Black Bean Flour
  • Whole Navy Bean Flour
  • Whole Pinto Bean Flour
  • Whole Green Lentil Flour
  • Decorticated Yellow Lentil Flour
  • Whole Red Lentil Flour
  • Decorticated Red Lentil Flour
  • Whole Chickpea (Kabuli) Flour
  • Decorticated Chickpea Flour
  • Whole Green Pea Flour
  • Green Split Pea Flour
  • Whole Yellow Pea Flour
  • Yellow Split Pea Flour

Looking for ready-to-eat (RTE) flours that are functional and have the potential to replace gums, starches or eggs in a food or beverage? Avena’s specialty milled flours may offer the clean-label, allergy-friendly, plant-based solution you need. These pulse and oat flours meet the fast-growing global market demand for plant-based proteins in vegan and flexitarian markets.

We provide solutions

Visit the Avena Solutions Portal to learn about Avena’s new range of ready-to-eat pulse ingredients with targeted functionality and neutral flavor. Contact us for customized solutions.


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