Optein®, a lightly hydrolyzed wheat protein with greater than 90% protein content and rich in peptide-bonded glutamine, is ideal for use in products that aid in muscle recovery following exercise. Such products include nutritional bars and beverages. Produced by a unique manufacturing process, Optein® possesses good solubility in water and other liquids. It has a non-bitter flavor profile compared to soy protein, thereby reducing the need for the addition of flavor-masking agents to create products that are both tasty and nutritious. Additionally, Optein® can act as a suitable replacement for L-cysteine in reducing dough mixing time and in improving dough extensibility in bakery product applications.
We are pleased to provide access to external, as well as internal, research studies and results, which demonstrate ingredient benefits, including functional, sensory and/or nutritional qualities.
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