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Native Pulse Flours

Boost the Nutritional Value of your Products

Avena Best Native Pulse Flours are what food manufacturers trust to boost the protein and nutritional value of their products using plant-based ingredients. Milled from whole, split and decorticated pulses (beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas), our native pulse flours have been incorporated into various applications including bakery, snacks and bars, batters and breadings.

Ready-to-cook (RTC) pulse flour ingredients provide many benefits without compromising taste or texture 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
  • Pulse flours 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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Gluten-Free Pulse Flours

Tailored to Applications

To meet the needs of various applications, Avena Foods supplies Native Pulse Flours in a variety of particle sizes and distribution. These ingredients are formulated into conventional and gluten-free products. Our pulse flours have been successfully used in:

  • Snacks and Bars (extruded puffs, cereals, popped chips, snack bars, crackers)
  • Batters and Breadings
  • Bakery (conventional, gluten-free, vegan)
  • Plant-Based Meat Alternatives
  • Pet Food (treats, dry and wet food)
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Attributes of Avena Pulse Flours

The Benefits of Plant-Based Ingredients

As a supplier of minimally processed pulse flour ingredients, we provide products to meet your market’s demand for healthier, plant-based and sustainable food options. Pulses are inherently sustainable crops, have a naturally higher protein content (21-28%) and contain dietary fiber and nutrients that are better for you and the planet.

  • Gluten-free and allergy-friendly
  • Clean and clear label
  • Certified organic or conventional
  • Natural, non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Ready-to-cook (RTC)

Learn more: Avena’s certifications

Avena Foods Best Plant Based Ingredients

Avena Best Native Pulse Flours (RTC)

Our Pulse Flour Product Line

    Milling of native flours has come a long way in the last decade. Avena Best Native Pulse Flours are available in various grinds, with particle size and distribution tailored to specific applications or processing equipment. 

    Whether you have specific requirements for your product or processing, our team of experts are ready to connect and help. 

    • 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
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    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 functional pulse flours meet the fast-growing global market demand for plant-based proteins in vegan and flexitarian markets.

    Gluten-Free Pulse Flours

    Our Dry-Milling Process and Sustainable Practices

      Avena Best Native Pulse Flours are minimally processed and dry-milled from whole, split and decorticated pulses (beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas) at the flour and fiber plant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Whether splitting peas, cleaning whole pulses or milling pulse flours and fibers, we practice zero waste. Our by-products are either upcycled into other ingredients or sold into animal feed. Learn more about our sustainability program here or contact Avena today to discuss partnering for safe, healthy diets and a sustainable world.

      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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