Pulse flours are the total package: adaptable, sustainable and nutrient-dense.
Health-conscious consumers are driving demand for nutritious, plant-based food products. Find out how Canadian pea and lentil flours can help you enhance your claims.
Total fibre and protein content shown above is based on 100 grams of total flour. This calculator is for theoretical purposes only and should not be used to generate data for the purpose of nutritional labelling, advertising, or nutrient content claims in any jurisdiction. The data used to support the outputs were derived from peer-reviewed and grey literature (theses) and may not reflect actual protein content, protein quality, or fibre content of similar ingredients used alone or in combination with each other. Pulse Canada may not be held liable for any misuse of data generated from this website.
*Numbers are based on whole red lentil flour. All values reported on a 10% moisture basis. Internal analysis conducted at Merieux Nutriscience, 2014.
*The Nutrient Balance Score considers both qualifying nutrients (e.g. protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals) and disqualifying nutrients (e.g. salt, fat and cholesterol). Further details can be found in: Fern et al. 2015. Plos One. 10(7):e0130491
Chaudhary A et al. 2018. Nutrients. Apr 16;10(4):490. Tremorin, D. and Chaudhary, A. 2020. Environmental and nutritional impacts of reformulating with pulses. 12th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2020. Berlin, Germany.
Improved Cook Yields
Including just 7% lentil flour in a lean beef burger can increase cook yields by 33%, meeting consumer demands and improving your bottom line.
Baugreet, S. et al. 2016. Meat Science 122:40-47.
Incorporating lentil flour into a wheat flour breading can improve texture, hold time, and colour, reduce cook time, and improve potential allergens during the wet step. Similar preliminary results have been seen in fried fish and coated potato products.
Work conducted by Prairie Research Kitchen, Red River College in collaboration with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and Pulse Canada.