Bake high-protein bread by unlocking the appeal of pulses
Consumers want healthy, protein- and fiber-rich breads. But they also demand breads that look appealing and deliver a great eating experience.
The four key benefits of pulses:
• High in protein – As well as having twice the protein content of whole grain cereals, the amino acid profile of pulses is the perfect pairing with wheat. Combining wheat and pulses results in a complete protein.
• High in fiber – Pulses are a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which are essential to good health. Soluble fiber helps control blood cholesterol and sugar levels. Insoluble fiber helps digestion.
• High in essential nutrients – Pulses are packed full of key minerals and vitamins including iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, folate, thiamin and niacin.
• More sustainable – Pulses improve the soil’s ability to absorb natural CO₂ emissions. Because pulses can fix nitrogen, they also need less fertilizer. Fixing nitrogen makes the soil more fertile, which helps other plants flourish.