BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, is pleased to announce the expansion of its product portfolio for aqua and livestock feed with the addition of the new faba bean ingredient range, including faba bean protein concentrate, starch-rich flour, and hulls. These pulse ingredients are non-GMO and represent sustainable sources of protein, starch, and fibre, enabling feed manufacturers to improve the nutritional profile of their products.
Faba bean ingredients are showing promising potential for aqua and livestock recipe formulations as they are a good source of protein, starch and dietary fibre. BENEO’s faba bean protein concentrate, starchrich flour and hull ingredients are produced from faba bean varieties which are low in anti nutritional factors (e.g., tannins, vicine and convicine) and are guaranteed to be non-GMO.
BENEO’s faba bean starch-rich flour offers producers of livestock and aqua feed a good source of starch and energy, while still containing a significant residual amount of protein of approximately 20%. It is ideal for use in many applications, including for salmon and trout, as well as in broilers’ starter. Also, thanks to its good solubility and rather low iron content, it could be applied in liquid feed like calf milk replacers.
BENEO’s faba bean protein concentrate is a concentrated source of vegetal protein that serves as a good alternative to e.g., animal and soy proteins. It has excellent solubility in comparison to other vegetal proteins and a good amino acid profile.
BENEO’s faba bean hulls can be used to provide a source of insoluble fibres in feed for ruminants or gestating sows, while also offering certain protein and starch contents which increase its nutritional value. The faba bean hulls and protein concentrate are listed in the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials, while faba bean starchrich flour is in the EU Feed Materials Register.