Pulses, including peas, have been a long established key part of the human diet with evidence of pea cultivation dating back to 3000 years BC. Today in the 21st century, pulses are being highlighted as key food ingredients as shown by the United Nations General Assembly declaring 2016 to be the “International Year of Pulses”.When it comes to functionality in pet food, pea protein, starch and fibre all have proven functionality in a wide range of food products. These benefits have seen them find applications in many commercially foods already in the market place where they deliver benefits like “low” Glycaemic Index (important in satiety and obesity control) and more greater water efficiency to produce 1kg of protein, compared to animal production. Vestkorn produces a variety of food ingredients, all 100% Natural.
SUPER FOODSIdeally, a food ingredient should be nutrient dense and deliver a range of nutrients and associated health benefits like “low” glycaemic index, source of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. Pulses are very high in protein and fibre, and are significant source of iron, zinc, folate, thiamin, niacin, potassium and magnesium. They are low in fat and according research from Pulse Canada, consuming just 1/2cup a day, can reduce LDL-cholesterol levels which can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.CLEAN LABELFood ingredients produced without the addition of additives or chemicalsSUSTAINABLE Food ingredients produced in an ethical, responsible, sustainable manner that cares for the environment and where future sustainability is maintainedTRANSPARENT Openness in where the raw materials used in our food ingredients come from and how they are converted into the ingredients used in the food we eatSAFE Consumers expect that the food they eat is produced according to the highest food safety standards defined by regulatory requirements and industry “Best Practice”