Nutritional value of potato protein
Thanks to a well balanced amino acid composition, Solanic® potato proteins have a high biological value, higher than offered by any other vegetable protein and close to whey and egg protein. They fit a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, which is important for consumers’ purchase decisions, and add sustainability to daily protein needs. Avebe developed different types of Solanic® potato proteins. Below, two types will be clarified.
Solanic®300 – No.1 BCAA protein
Solanic®300 is a high purity potato protein isolate. It is unique for combining excellent nutritional value, functional performance and low allergenicity. The nutritional value is based on its complete amino acid profile and good digestibility, resulting in a PDCAAS of 93%.
Solanic®300 provides the highest amount of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) per gram of protein when compared with other protein ingredients. BCAA are essential amino acids and vital for optimal muscle strength and health.
Being the No.1 BCAA protein, rich in other essential amino acids and high in protein (>90%), Solanic®300 is highly suitable to increase the overall protein quality and quantity of protein blends.
Many different nutritional applications have been developed:
- Protein-enriched Dairy-Free Milks
- High protein Snacks & Bars
- Powdered Beverages & Protein Shakes
- Ready To Drink Beverages & Gels
Solanic® – No.1 Plant Protein for Nutrition
With Solanic®100, Avebe presents new protein fortification possibilities from potato. This is a 100% plant protein that combines excellent protein quality with efficient fortification that fits perfectly into a more sustainable lifestyle. Solanic®100 has a complete and balanced amino acid composition with the highest level of essential amino acids among other plant proteins, resulting in a PDCAAS of 104%. The protein is unique for combining ‘free from’ protein fortification with a complete and balanced amino acid composition in your end-application.
DIAAS: measuring protein quality
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations recommends a new method of measuring protein quality to replace the PDCAAS: Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS). The following DIAAS values are recommended by FAO experts to distinguish between claims: excellent protein quality (>100%); good protein quality (75 – 99%); and no claim allowed on protein quality (<75%).
Solanic®100 has a DIAAS value of 102% and can claim excellent protein quality. In example, to benchmark with other plant proteins, pea has a DIAAS value of 64%.
Solanic®100 is presently in the product development phase. Pilot scale samples are available for trial purposes only.