ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Zumbro River Brand, Inc. has successfully developed and manufactures Z-Crisps® 60% Protein Pea/Collagen Crisps. This novel crisp product contains 25% collagen and has been designed to provide a delicious high protein crunch for nutrition bars.
Collagen - with its benefits for joint health and skin texture - is a very attractive ingredient for the bar market that has not been previously available in a convenient and enjoyable crisp. The collagen used in Z-Crisps® 60% Pea Protein/Collagen Crisps is enzyme-treated to produce small collagen chains (peptides) which are more easily digested and absorbed into the body.
A Provisional Patent Application has been filed for this Z-Crisps® high protein collagen containing crisp and related products, and for the extrusion process used to produce these collagen containing products.
Now that Z-Crisps® 60% Protein Pea/Collagen Crisps are available for bars, consumers can enjoy their collagen on-the-go while the crunchy texture adds to their enjoyment. Z-Crisps® 60% Protein Pea/Collagen Crisps are very uniform in size, light-textured, stable to conveying or blending, and have a mild pleasant flavor. Ingredients for the product are pea protein, collagen, rice flour, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate and mono glycerides.
Z-Crisps® 60% Protein Pea/Collagen Crisps join the Z-Crisps® line of high protein crisps available which include 70% Whey Protein, 70% Whey Protein with Cocoa, 60% Pea Protein, and Chicory Fiber Crisps. Zumbro River Brand also offers High Protein Snack Bases and Flavored Snacks, as well as Toll Agglomeration and Extrusion Services.