Soluble Flaxseed Fiber
With consumers becoming more health-conscious and environmentally aware, the desire for transparent and minimally processed food products is on the rise. FlaxSMOOTH® caters to these needs by providing a plant-based, allergen-free, and non-GMO solution that can replace conventional additives like guar gum, locust bean gum, CMC, xanthan gum, and carrageenan.
Our proprietary extraction process ensures that FlaxSMOOTH® retains the functional properties of flaxseeds while removing undesirable components. The result is a versatile ingredient with exceptional emulsifying, stabilizing, gelling, and foaming abilities. Notably, FlaxSMOOTH® can successfully replace eggs in various formulations, making it an ideal choice for vegan and egg-allergic consumers.
FlaxSMOOTH® is a clean label, flaxseed soluble fiber. A versatile label friendly fiber, full of essential Omega-3 fatty acids and functional prebiotic fiber.
It is 100% fiber, gluten free, Non-GMO, allergen free, plant-based solution that can successfully replace additives like guar gum, locust bean gum, cmc, xanthan gum and carrageenan.
Due to FlaxSMOOTH® superior gelling, foaming and ability to stabilize water/oil emulsions, FlaxSMOOTH® can successfully replace egg in formulations and it is more efficient to use than regular flaxseed meal.
FlaxSMOOTH® has no impact on blood sugars and contains the highest amount of ALA Omega 3 of any other ingredients, high in protein, soluble and insoluble fiber.
FlaxSMOOTH® offers a wide range of functionalities due to its unique properties derived from flaxseed soluble fiber. Below is an exhaustive list of its functionalities:
- Emulsification: FlaxSMOOTH® forms stable water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions, making it suitable for use in dressings, sauces, and other emulsion-based products.
- Stabilization: It stabilizes various food formulations, preventing separation and maintaining homogeneity in products like dairy alternatives, beverages, and frozen desserts.
- Gelling: FlaxSMOOTH® acts as a gelling agent, providing structure and improving the texture of various food products such as jams, jellies, and puddings.
- Foaming: Its ability to create stable foams makes FlaxSMOOTH® an ideal ingredient in products that require aeration, such as meringues, mousses, and whipped toppings.
- Thickening: The ingredient can be used to thicken and enhance the mouthfeel of soups, sauces, gravies, and other liquid-based food products.
- Binding: FlaxSMOOTH® serves as a binding agent in recipes, improving the cohesiveness of products like meat substitutes, veggie burgers, and baked goods.
- Moisture retention: By retaining moisture, FlaxSMOOTH® extends the shelf life of various food products, including bakery items, and maintains their freshness.
- Fat replacement: It can be used as a fat replacer in low-fat or reduced-calorie food products, helping to maintain the desired texture and mouthfeel without the addition of extra calories or saturated fats.
- Egg replacement: FlaxSMOOTH® can successfully replace eggs in various formulations due to its gelling, foaming, and emulsion stabilization properties, making it an ideal ingredient for vegan and egg-allergic consumers.
- Prebiotic fiber: As a source of soluble and insoluble fiber, FlaxSMOOTH® functions as a prebiotic, promoting gut health and supporting digestion.
- Nutritional enhancement: Its high content of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and high-quality protein makes FlaxSMOOTH® a valuable ingredient for improving the nutritional profile of food products.
- Clean label: As a natural, plant-based ingredient, FlaxSMOOTH® aligns with consumer preferences for clean label, transparent, and minimally processed products.
- Allergen-free: It is free from common allergens such as gluten, soy, and dairy, making it suitable for individuals with food allergies or sensitivities.
- Non-GMO: FlaxSMOOTH® is derived from non-GMO flaxseeds, catering to consumers seeking non-genetically modified products.
- Vegan-friendly: Its plant-based origin and ability to replace eggs in various formulations make FlaxSMOOTH® an ideal ingredient for vegan food products.
- Nutritional benefits: FlaxSMOOTH® is rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, and soluble and insoluble fiber, contributing to a healthier and more balanced diet.
- Prebiotic properties: Its soluble and insoluble fiber content promotes gut health and supports digestion by functioning as a prebiotic.
- No impact on blood sugar: FlaxSMOOTH® does not affect blood sugar levels, making it suitable for diabetic consumers and those looking to maintain stable blood sugar.
- Versatility: Its unique properties, such as emulsification, stabilization, gelling, and foaming, make FlaxSMOOTH® suitable for a wide range of applications within the food industry.
- Sustainability: The use of FlaxSMOOTH® promotes sustainable agriculture and reduces the dependence on environmentally harmful synthetic additives.
- Enhanced texture: Its gelling, thickening, and binding properties improve the texture and mouthfeel of various food products.
- Moisture retention: FlaxSMOOTH® maintains the freshness and extends the shelf life of food products by retaining moisture.
- Fat and egg replacement: It can be used as a fat or egg replacer in low-fat, reduced-calorie, or vegan food products without compromising texture or mouthfeel.
- Easy incorporation: FlaxSMOOTH® comes in a powder form that is easily dispersible and can be seamlessly incorporated into various formulations.
FlaxSMOOTH® has a wide range of applications in the food industry due to its unique functional properties and versatile nature. The following is a list of its applications:
- Gluten-free baked goods
Dairy and dairy alternatives:
- Plant-based milk
- Ice cream
- Frozen desserts
Meat and meat alternatives
- Plant-based burgers
- Veggie sausages
- Meat substitutes
- Plant-based nuggets
- Meat extenders
Dressings, sauces, and condiments:
- Salad dressings
- Barbecue sauces
- Protein shakes
- Plant-based drinkable yogurts
- Nutritional beverages
Jams, jellies, and spreads:
- Fruit preserves
- Nut and seed butters
Snacks and confectionery:
- Energy bars
- Granola bars
- Protein bars
- Snack chips
Soups and broths:
- Cream-based soups
- Ready-to-eat meals
- Frozen foods
- Canned foods
- Instant mixes
Nutritional and dietary supplements:
- Fiber supplements
- Omega-3 supplements
- Protein powders
- Wet and dry pet food formulations
- Pet treats
Replace Numerous Additives
FlaxSMOOTH® can be used in both hot or cold applications and can successfully replace additives such as guar gum.
FlaxSMOOTH® is a natural thickener, emulsifier & water binding agent that can be used in bars, bakery, beverage, breads, ice cream, smallgoods and the list goes on.
FlaxSMOOTH® works successfully in bars, bakery, breads, flat breads, protein balls, ice cream and healthy snacks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is FlaxSmooth®?
FlaxSmooth® is a clean label 100% flaxseed fine mesh powder. FlaxSmooth® is completely natural and has not undergone any chemical or genetically modified processes.
What's the advantage of using FlaxSmooth®?
At the same dosage levels, FlaxSmooth® allows you to remove all gums, stabilizers, and emulsifiers in your ingredient list and enables consumer-friendly label. On top of that, FlaxSmooth® is extremely effective flaxseed fiber that impressively improves the texture of your product.
FlaxSmooth® has a high gelling performance and is often used to replace guar gum in flat breads, binder applications, and replaces gums in ice cream & beverages, as well as replacers stabilizers in smallgoods, dried pasta and in baked goods.
How is FlaxSmooth® labeled?
FlaxSmooth® is labelled as Flaxseed Powder or Flaxseed Fiber.
How long is FlaxSmooth®'s shelf life?
FlaxSmooth® has a shelf life of 24 months at ambient temperature.
How much should we use FlaxSmooth® in a product formula?
The recommended usage for FlaxSmooth® is 0.3% -0.4% in a food formulation at 1:1 ratio to replace Xanthan gum.
I want to launch a keto/diet/health bar, what are the best functional ingredients to help achieve it?
Many brands use our ingredients to achieve higher health ratings and to achieve the brand claims, whilst driving functionally and quality.
If you are aiming to create a type of keto/diet/health bar, we recommend the following -
- For your bar's bulk/body, Fiberworks® or MetaSweet®, commonly used from 10% to 30% of the bar.
- Now moving onto further improving on the functionality and eating quality of the bar, CapMoist® is really a stellar multi-functional product in your application. You would use approx. 2-5% approximately.
- Another amazing product is FlaxSmooth® powder, it contains zero sugar and the dosage is approx. 0.4%.