Pea fiber is approved by Health Canada as a novel fiber for inclusion in bakery and meat products to make dietary fiber claims.
According to recent research, the dietary fiber-rich content of pea fiber or whole pea flour helped to regulate insulin in overweight adults with elevated cholesterol levels. Researchers at the University of Manitoba’s Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals showed that 12 grams of pea fiber or 53 grams of pea flour per day resulted in significant reductions in fasting insulin levels and decreased insulin resistance. The study focused on pea fiber and whole yellow pea flour provided by Best Cooking Pulses.
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