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Ingredient Round-Up: April 2020

April 13, 2020
Our editors selected the following ingredients to feature in our April 2020 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.

Eggs contain important nutrients for brain health

Choline is critical for brain development during pregnancy and infancy. However, more than 90% of Americans (including approximately 90% of pregnant women) don’t get enough of this essential nutrient and it’s not found in high quantities in many foods. Fortunately, eggs are an excellent source of choline. Two large eggs supply more than half of the recommended intake for pregnant women and can help them meet their needs. Lutein has long been associated with eye health but research has discovered lutein may also play an important role in cognition. There is 252mcg lutein and zeaxanthin per large egg. American Egg Board

Plant-based crumbles and ground

Bringing plant-based solutions to your applications is simple with new Fully Cooked Traditional and Italian-Style Crumbles and Uncooked Ground. Made from pea protein and free from soy and allergens, they're an easy way to make breakfasts, soups, pizzas or entrees a little greener. Regular Crumbles/Fully Cooked (113981) have notes of onion, natural smoke, crushed red pepper and garlic and feature a bold, versatile flavor that goes well with most applications. Italian-Style Crumbles/Fully Cooked (114121) are imbued with notes of fennel, anise, black and red pepper and have a recognizable flavor suitable for pastas, soups and entrées. The savory Uncooked Ground (T10943F) is adaptable to any hand-formed creation like patties or loaves. It features hints of onion, natural smoke, crushed red pepper and garlic. Hormel Ingredient Solutions

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