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Specialty Milled Flours

Functional Flours & Ingredients for Product Development

Targeted Functionality

Using the intrinsic properties of the protein and starch in whole pulses (beans, chickpeas, lentils), Avena’s proprietary specialty milling process creates flours with targeted functionality which can be used as a commercial egg replacer and starch alternative.

Avena Best Functional Flours are plant-based, ready-to-eat (RTE) and gluten-free range of specialty milled ingredients developed to emulsify, bind, build structure and gel in various applications including egg replacement and removal of all or a portion of gums and starches towards a cleaner label.

These clean-label and functional food ingredients are great options for product and food development in vegan baking (conventional and gluten-free), snacks, soups, sauces and dressings, meats, and plant-based foods and beverages.

Contact us for customized solutions.

pulse food ingredients to replace eggs

Commercial Egg Replacer & Emulsifier

Ingredients with Purpose

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

With a naturally high level of protein (21-28%), our specialty milled flours provide a functional alternative to eggs, gums and binders in addition to boosting nutrition, cutting cost and providing great flavor and texture.  

Avena’s Functional Flour Products:

  • Pulse Visco Enhancer NB © (regular, fine)
  • Pulse Visco Enhancer CP © (regular)
  • Pulse Visco Enhancer DYL ©, (fine)

Exact levels of egg replacement vary between applications. For suggested starting usage levels to replace liquid eggs and powdered eggs, contact our team today. 

Specialty Milled Flours to make Vegan Ice Cream for viscosity

Sustainable Ingredients for Better Food Development

The Benefits of Functional Flours

Minimally processed and specialty milled from sustainably grown beans, chickpeas and lentils, Avena’s functional pulse ingredients can be traced right back to the farm and help meet growing demands for natural ingredients and plant-based proteins. 

Avena’s research and innovation team works closely with food and product developers and are available to provide technical support. 

Speak to our team of experts today to learn more about how to use these functional flours to:

  • Replace whole egg powder, egg white powder, egg yolk powder
  • Replace liquid whole egg, liquid egg white, liquid egg yolk
  • Reduce costs by incorporating Avena Best Functional Ingredients
  • Removal of all or a portion of gums and starches 
  • Enhancement of natural nutrition (e.g. protein quality and fiber)
  • Extension of shelf life
Specialty Milled Flours for egg replacer - Ranch Dressing

Attributes of Avena Specialty Milled Flours

Ingredients for safe, healthy diets and a sustainable world

  • Gluten-free and allergy-friendly
  • Clean and clear-label
  • Certified organic or conventional with stable supply
  • Natural, non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Ready-to-eat (RTE) with a validated kill-step
  • Shelf life of two years when held in ambient conditions
  • nutrient dense – naturally high in protein, dietary fiber and micronutrients, yet low in fat
  • Pulses are inherently sustainable crops and promote soil health


Avena Best Ingredients

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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