Ingredient Spotlight: Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder: Plant-Based, Clean Taste
Almond Protein Powder is Blue Diamond’s newest innovation in almond ingredients. The Blue Diamond team is committed to doing what it does best: driving advancements in food through healthy ingredient innovation. Almond Protein Powder, the newest product from the almond experts, will surely do just that — set a new industry standard for clean, healthy, plant-based products that add value across multiple food categories.
The significance of including almond protein as a value-added inclusion in products spanning a wide range of food categories is not lost on consumers. Among ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shake users, protein bar users, and protein smoothie users, almond protein had significantly higher purchase intent than whey, soy, or pea protein.1
Studies show that almonds are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They have a healthy fat profile, and are cholesterol-free and gluten-free. These very nutritious attributes convey a positive, consumer-affirmed, health-halo for all almond ingredients, especially almond protein powder.
In addition to its nutritional benefits, every single Blue Diamond almond is grown on a Blue Diamond grower-owned farm in California. This is key, as 83% of formulators say U.S.-sourced proteins are very important.2 Blue Diamond’s 3,000+ grower-owners’ farms are sustainability focused and utilize state-of-the-art equipment designed to efficiently nurture and harvest the best almonds possible. As the world’s largest almond grower and processor, these premium almonds are available year-round.
You can find almonds in products ranging from the tastiest yogurts to the crispiest crackers. Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, identified healthy food options as one of the six key global food trends currently influencing the market place.3 Consumers are craving healthier, more natural ingredients that don’t sacrifice taste or texture — and the culinary world has taken notice. Almonds have stood out as a nutrient-packed, delicious super-food that can fill a variety of needs and keep pace with the latest consumer trends.
According to the Global Food Forum’s Protein Ingredients R&D Report, taste is the most important characteristic to consumers with regards to protein. The importance of a clean taste and good flavor rises above other measurements such as texture, color and physiochemical properties.4
Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder doesn’t require flavor or texture masking like other sources of protein. Almond Protein’s taste is clean and its extra-fine texture is smooth enough for any application.
When consumers were asked which type of protein they considered the best tasting, 77% listed almond protein. Having a clean taste and smooth texture allows for more versatility and less masking agents, making for a cleaner label.
Why is Almond Protein Powder a great choice?
Almonds are in line with the most dominant food trends of the last decade. Almond Protein Powder is no exception. This versatile, non-GMO Project Verified, California-sourced ingredient will work well in most applications. With unequaled almond supply, Blue Diamond will keep you stocked year-round. Whether you’re looking for a new protein powder supplement, a clean tasting, smooth, protein-packed addition to your smoothie, a complementary punch of protein for your snack bar, or a healthy and exciting protein option for your everyday food and drink customers, Blue Diamond Almond Protein Powder has exactly what you need.
About Blue Diamond
We pack a lot into every almond. And every partnership.
This single, delicious nut has nearly endless possibilities. Helping you realize the potential is our expertise, and our satisfaction comes in knowing that you’re getting the greatest possible return on your investment.
Since our humble beginnings in 1910 as a small grower’s cooperative in central California, we’ve been building long-lasting partnerships with our customers. Today, more than 50% of California’s growers are members of the Blue Diamond family. Every one of them is proud to be a part of the world’s largest and most trusted supplier of almonds.
When we partner with our customers, we’re doing more than filling orders. We are filling in the blanks. Asking the right questions. Suggesting alternatives that can optimize your product, from the perfect crunch in your cereal to a flavor profile that complements your yogurt. We have the variety, the forms, and the expertise to meet your exacting specifications, as well as the uninterrupted supply to keep your manufacturing on schedule. Read More