Ingredient Deep-Dive:
Artesa® Chickpea Powder

Gluten-free diets have become a necessity for many individuals due to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or personal lifestyle choices. However, the challenge for the producer lies in replicating the mouthwatering flavors, textures, and aromas associated with traditional baked goods and snacks.

Believing that eating gluten-free should never mean sacrificing taste or enjoyment, we challenged ourselves to find the solution. One exciting answer came from one of the world’s most surprising and versatile food sources: chickpeas.

Chickpea Flour: Riding the Wave of Popularity

The popularity of chickpea-based products has been soaring in recent years, for good reason. According to market trends, products made with chickpea ingredients have experienced a remarkable 23% growth in North America over the past three years.* Consumers are actively seeking gluten-free options that are also Non-GMO Project Verified, and chickpea flour perfectly aligns with these demands.

Our Artesa® Chickpea Flour is designed to meet the unique needs of baked goods and snack producers intent on delivering superior taste and mouthfeel. We employ a proprietary separation and milling platform that ensures consistent quality and performance, giving you peace of mind and your customers a reliable product they can trust.

Cravable Texture, Clean Taste, Unmatched Functionality

What sets Artesa® Chickpea Flour apart is its remarkable combination of attributes. With its small particle size, neutral taste, and color profile, it seamlessly integrates into various recipes without compromising the sensory experience of your baked goods and snacks.

But that’s not all – the highly-functional gelling properties of chickpea flour offer unique benefits. It is an excellent egg replacement, providing structure, binding, and moisture retention in your formulations.

Let’s expand on the functional benefits Artesa® Chickpea Flour brings to your formulations:

  • Neutral Taste and Color Profile: Ensure your gluten-free products retain the authentic flavors and visual appeal you desire.
  • Small Particle Size: Achieve better dispersion and uniformity in your recipes, leading to consistent results.
  • Highly Functional Egg Replacement Properties: Overcome the challenges of egg substitution in gluten-free baking. Our chickpea flour provides the necessary binding and structure to achieve excellent texture and crumb.
  • Unique, Cravable Texture in Snack Foods: Elevate the sensory experience of your gluten-free snacks with the distinct texture and mouthfeel that only chickpea flour can deliver.
  • Overcoming Formulation Challenges: Tackle the formulation hurdles commonly encountered in snack foods and baked goods, thanks to the exceptional functionality of ARTESA® Chickpea Flour.

Food and Beverage Claim Benefits

There’s no doubt that the modern consumer is armed with more knowledge and more questions than ever about what’s in their food and how it’s produced. To help climb that mountain, Artesa® Chickpea Flour brings a host of compelling claims to your gluten-free products:

  • Gluten Free: Cater to the growing demand for gluten-free options and appeal to consumers with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  • Plant-based/Vegan/Vegetarian: Position your products as suitable choices for individuals following plant-based or vegetarian diets.
  • Allergen Statements: Address common allergen concerns by formulating with a flour that contains no soy or wheat.
  • Non-GMO Project Verified: Assure consumers of the integrity and transparency of your ingredients by using non-GMO verified flour.
  • Clean Label: Simplify your ingredient list and meet consumers’ expectations seeking clean and recognizable ingredients. Artesa® Chickpea Flour can be labeled simply as “chickpea” or “chickpea flour.”
  • Meets ISO Standard for “Natural”: Comply with the ISO standard for “Natural” labeling, further enhancing the appeal of your gluten-free products.

Nutritional Benefits for Health-Conscious Consumers

Apart from its functional advantages, Artesa® Chickpea Flour offers nutritional benefits that align with current consumer preferences:

  • Low Fat Content: With less than 1% fat, our chickpea flour enables you to lower the fat content of certain products while maintaining quality and taste.
  • Enhanced Nutrition: Boost the nutritional profile of your gluten-free products by incorporating ARTESA® Chickpea Flour. It adds protein and fiber, enhancing the overall nutritional value of snacks, crackers, and more.

Take the Next Step: Request a Sample or Learn More

Ready to explore the golden possibilities of Artesa® Chickpea Flour? We invite you to get more information by contacting our team. Let us be your partner in creating innovative, delicious, and gluten-free baked goods and snacks that captivate consumers.

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*(Source: Nielsen U.S. retail and convenience sales ending W/E 12/04/21)