Anhui Shunxin Shengyuan Biological Food Co., a prominent rice protein manufacturer hailing from Anhui province in Eastern China, and ZXCHEM USA, a respected distributor of proteins catering to the food and beverage industry, with its headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey are thrilled to announce the launch of HydroRice™ PA80 and HydroPR™ 80. These innovative protein powders have been specifically designed to excel in a wide array of plant-based food and beverage applications.
HydroRice™ PA80 comprises 100% rice protein, whereas HydroPR™ 80 is a unique blend consisting of 40% rice protein and 60% pea protein. What sets these products apart is the pioneering manufacturing process employed, which forgoes the use of enzymes or hydrolyzation to alter protein functionality. Instead, the production process relies on a combination of high-pressure homogenization and spray drying, resulting in truly exceptional ingredients.
This marks a significant advancement in the realm of rice protein, particularly for applications demanding a smooth and pleasing mouthfeel, outstanding water solubility, and a neutral flavor, all of which are pivotal for successful research and development endeavors.
HydroRice™ PA80 has been developed to cater to diverse dairy replacement applications, including ready-to-drink and powdered beverages, yogurt, ice cream, and cream cheese. It boasts a 50% solubility rate.
On the other hand, HydroPR™ 80 has been tailored for use in clean label dairy replacement beverages. It boasts a remarkable 74% solubility rate, a virtually taste-neutral profile, a velvety mouthfeel, and superb solubility retention. With a PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) of 1, it is nutritionally exceptional.
Both rice and pea proteins are considered complete proteins as they encompass all nine essential amino acids, namely histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Essential amino acids are indispensable nutrients as the human body does not produce them naturally.
Nevertheless, each of these proteins has a deficiency in one essential amino acid—rice protein lacks lysine, while pea protein is deficient in methionine. The combination of rice and pea proteins results in a complete protein with an adequate supply of all nine essential amino acids. This offers a cost-effective plant-based alternative to whey protein, boasting a combined PDCAAS of 1. Moreover, rice protein enhances the flavor of pea protein.
Anhui Shunxin Shengyuan Biological Food Co. procures rice from dependable sources in Northern China and Pakistan, regions untainted by the pollution stemming from heavy industries, heavy metals, and pesticides. The low levels of heavy metals and pesticides in the rice are crucial, as these contaminants could also concentrate during the protein manufacturing process.
HydroRice™ PA80 and HydroPR™ 80 are available in both conventional and organic varieties.
HydroRice™ PA80 is particularly suitable for consumers seeking a easily digestible plant-based protein source.
Anhui Shunxin has appointed ZXCHEM USA as the exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canadian markets. ZXCHEM USA is delighted to extend this solution, complete with formulation recommendations, to distributors, co-packers, formulators, and brands in the North American markets and beyond.