Canadian-based KeyLeaf, one of North America’s leading specialists in plant-based ingredient commercialization, has announced the availability of its new 60% hemp protein concentrate. The high-density next-generation protein powder offers food makers a light color and barely detectable flavor, making it an ideal protein source for a wide variety of plant-based food and nutraceutical applications.
Delivering all nine essential amino acids, 18 grams of protein, two grams of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and four grams of dietary fibre per 30 gram serving, KeyLeaf’s 60% protein concentrate makes a great addition to breads, crackers, cookies, cereals, protein bars, protein snack foods, protein shakes, powdered protein supplements, plant-based ice cream, plant-based or hybrid meat substitutes and other applications. The versatile hemp protein is available in powder form as well as other value-added delivery systems.
“Our goal as a company is to help improve the availability of plant-based proteins, specifically in the hemp world. That’s why KeyLeaf’s concentrate is 60% rather than 50 to 55% protein density,” said Justin White, KeyLeaf’s Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. “Our product is more sustainable and it’s better and easier for food scientists to use in their applications. It’s an altruistic approach; it’s about providing the right tool for the toolbox for the food scientist based on our next-generation technology and know-how. That’s the KeyLeaf approach to food ingredients.”
Using hemp seeds locally grown in the nutrient-rich soils of Canada’s Saskatchewan province, KeyLeaf’s proprietary dehulling, pressing, and dry fractionation process enables production at low process temperatures and without chemicals, a high-density hemp protein concentrate with multi-functionality and which retains its nutritional profile along with its pleasant, nearly undetectable taste and light color — two critically important attributes for ingredient formulators and food manufacturers seeking to avoid the off-flavor that often accompanies plant proteins when they are used as ingredients in baked goods.
KeyLeaf 60% Hemp Protein Concentrate:
- 60% hemp protein powder (fine; 95% through US100 mesh)
- Dry fractionated from hemp seed press cake
- Light nutty taste with light green color
- 30g serving contains 18g protein, 2g hemp oil with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
- 4g dietary fiber
- 10% or less oil content
- No detectable CBD/THC
- Shelf-life: 14 months from date of production in sealed containers
- Highly sustainable – produced without water or chemicals, minimal electricity
For over 40 years, KeyLeaf Life Sciences has had a global impact on the food, beverage, nutraceutical, cosmetics and bio-product industries. They are the world’s leading authority in proprietary plant extraction technologies and ingredient innovation. With a focus on industrial hemp, KeyLeaf continues to push the boundaries of plant-based protein research, leveraging proprietary extraction technologies, isolation of key compounds and molecules, and developing and commercializing new products and applications. To that end, they have assembled a catalog of high-value ingredients and fractions developed by the company’s pioneering R&D team at the leading-edge in the plant-protein space. In addition to providing contract R&D, extraction, and processing services, they license, collaborate, and partner in a B2B model giving companies a unique marketing advantage for their products.