A vegetable whole-protein ingredient from Israeli manufacturer Hinoman has been self-affirmed as generally recognised as safe (GRAS), the company has confirmed.
Hinoman was granted GRAS designation for use of its Mankai ingredient with high nutritional value in functional foods and beverages, and was confirmed based on scientific methods that were corroborated by the product’s extensive use throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The status was endorsed by a third party-appointed panel composed of some of the top food toxicologists in the US, Hinoman claimed.
It said that the approval clearly demonstrated Mankai’s preeminence in tests of food safety and purity. The nutritional composition of Mankai is between 45% and 48% protein, no more than 8% fat and between 24% and 25% carbohydrate content. In addition, analysis of the amino acid composition reveals the protein to be a rich source of the entire group of essential amino acids.
Hinoman vice president of marketing and business development Udi Alroy said: “GRAS approval of the Mankai high-protein ingredient is a major step toward Hinoman becoming a key microgreen protein supplier in the US market. Hinoman’s proprietary cultivation platform makes Mankai a reliable, sustainable food source for large-scale growth and consumption.”
Hinoman CEO Ron Salpeter added: “The proprietary Hinoman technology enables strict standards of food safety and security, and both are critical to ensure a sustainable supply chain. The system addresses the challenges of future agriculture and nutrition needs with simplicity and sustainability, providing a comprehensive, plant-derived whole-protein food solution.”
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