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Protein Comparison Of Our Products Against Conventional Whey and Soy Protein

Protein Data Chart

The Oryzatein® Rice Protein Difference

Hexane-Free Protein Extraction

Hexane-Free protein extraction

Would you feel comfortable eating a product that was at some point doused in a volatile liquid known to be an atmospheric pollutant? Neither would we, and nor would we feel comfortable selling it either. Many plant protein manufacturers use hexane as their solvent during the extraction of edible oils and protein from vegetables or seeds, most notably soy and some rice proteins. Though, using hexane might be efficient, accurate and less expensive, Axiom Foods believes in producing quality ingredients without compromising sustainability, public and environmental health.

Hexane has not been established as a carcinogen to humans or animals, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that acute exposure to hexane produces mild Central Nervous System depression, while chronic exposure results in polyneuropathy. Employees at food-processing plants incur the highest risk for exposure, but this does not leave consumers behind who are potentially exposed to residues in foods. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) currently does not require testing of hexane levels in foods, nor does the FDA impose a ceiling on hexane residue in soy foods.

In addition to exposure risks, using this conventional hexane method poses other threats at local and global levels. On an environmental level, hexane is classified as a “hazardous air pollutant” due to its contribution to ground level ozone, which is the main component of smog. On a personal, employee level, although safety standards exist, hexane’s highly volatile nature can place facility workers in danger.

By choosing Axiom products, you can rest assured that no hexane nor any synthetic chemicals have been or will ever be used in the manufacturing of our ingredients. Our proprietary chemical-free extraction process uses organic enzymes to produce superior ingredients while providing safety for consumers, team members, and the planet!

 

Low Temperature Protein Extraction

Not only is our protein extraction hexane-free, but we understand the delicacy of working with proteins by manufacturing them using a proprietary low-heat process. To avoid protein denaturation, which can alter the chemical profile and thus decrease its efficacy and make it more harmful than helpful, Axiom Foods uses low, raw temperatures which also prevents off flavors.



Complete Amino Acid Profiles

Complete Amino Acid Profiles

Grains are an incomplete protein. A “Fact” only to the untrained eye. Yes, grains like rice are notorious for being limited in certain amino acids, most notably lysine. This notion may have evolved from cooked white rice. When rice is hulled it removes the bran that contains some traces of nutrients including protein. Furthermore, cooking the white rice at high temperatures may denature lysine and/or other amino acids. Axiom Foods extracts protein from the entire, raw grain including the bran, at low temperatures thereby preserving complete protein quality. 



Rice Protein is The Choice for Endurance

Rice Protein has a much more steady and long-lasting absorbtion rate as shown in the figure below.

Rice Protein is The Choice for Endurance


Digestibility as Good as Whey

With a Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) of 1, Oryzatein provides essential amino acids and digestibility similar to that of whey and casein. 

Digestibility as Good as Whey

 

Not All Rice Protein is Hydrolyzed or Has MSG

Organic Oryzatein is NOT hydrolyzed, does NOT contain monosodium glutamate (MSG)—and we have independent lab tests to prove it. This MSG myth evolved from conventional vegetable protein which is made from “junk” vegetables, typically unfit for sale and especially selected so as to have naturally high contents of “glutamate.” Hydrolysis is used to extract the protein fraction which involves boiling these vegetables in a vat of acid, followed by the process of neutralization with caustic soda. The resulting product is a brown sludge that collects on top. This is scraped off and allowed to dry. The end product is a brown powder that is high in MSG. 

The controversy over this supposed nervous system stimulant continues to date, especially due to its ubiquitous presence in highly processed foods and its claimed relation to multiple health conditions. Despite this, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has concluded that MSG is not considered a food allergen and is a safe food ingredient. It is possible that a person might have a mild reaction to extremely large doses of MSG, but it is usually transient and benign. Additionally, the FDA has designated MSG as “safe to consume” while the World Health Organization (WHO) has placed MSG in the safest category for food additives.

Essentially, MSG is glutamate (an amino acid) that has been produced outside of the body (via acid hydrolysis), to which a mineral ion has been attached and usually accompanied by an array of by-products or impurities. Whether or not it produces negative effects upon consumption, Axiom Foods bypasses this possibility by proudly manufacturing non-hydrolyzed plant proteins. 


Biological Value of Other Proteins

The Biological Value (BV) provides a measurement of how efficient the body absorbs and utilizes the dietary protein from food.

Biological Value of Other Proteins

The Ever-Growing Applications List

Oryzatein gives you a double bang for your buck, as it is both nutritional and functional. As our rice protein becomes more soluble and an emulsifier, the list of applications continues to grow:

 

General Applications

• Baking

• Beauty/Cosmetic

• Beverages (RTD/ready to drink and powdered)

• Breakfast Foods

• Confectionery (mousse, meringue, nougat)

• Dairy/Dairy-Substitute (whipped topping, yogurt,

frozen fruits, ice cream, processed cheese, and more)

• Extruded High Protein Texturized Pieces

• Flavor Enhancements & Savory Flavors

• General Foods (soups, sauces, salad dressings,

spices, pasta, frozen fruits, etc.)

• Infant Formula

• Meat Analogues

• Meat Extension

• Nutritional Bars

• Nutritional Supplements

• Nutraceuticals

• Protein Nugget Texturing

• Small Animal Nutrition

• Sports Beverages, Bars & More

• Weight Management

 

Functional Applications

• Dispersability

• Emulsification

• Gelation

• Solubility

• Suspension Stabilization*

• Texturizing

• Viscosity Control


*Suspension stabilization of creams and foaming properties in confections.