Why is protein vital?
Proteins play an essential role in many biological functions in the body. They support the synthesis of body and muscle mass, and can be a source of energy with 4 kcal/g. They also contribute to many of the reactions and transport processes in the body – either as enzymes, transport proteins or a component of hormones.  In order for the body to perform these functions optimally, several nutrition societies recommend 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day for adults, which means that a person weighing 70 kg needs 56 g per day. 
For people who eat little or no animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy, these recommendations can be difficult to achieve. High-protein vegan snacks or a protein-rich cereal for breakfast can therefore play a key role in a nutritionally balanced diet. The daily protein recommendation for active people, such as strength and endurance athletes, is between 1.2 g and 2 g per kilogram of body weight.  Sports products with extruded crispies, can help meet this additional need, while imparting extraordinary texture.
Crunchy upgrade for sports bars, biscuits and mueslis
The main feature of extruded crispies is their crunchy texture, which enhances the unique eating experience. Nothing beats the satisfyingly audible crackle when biting into a bar, followed by a melt-in-the-mouth sensation. For sports, bakery and snack products, this crunchiness, combined with an increased protein content, is a real game changer. The new wheat-based Lory IsoCrisp, for example, has 69 g per 100 g, making it the perfect addition for energy and cereal bars, high-protein biscuits and other vegan snacks that need a little extra bite.
Van Daalen continues: “Everybody likes a little treat every now and then, so why not combine it with additional nutrients? Extruded crispies can be either embedded in chocolate bars or coated in cho-
colate. Either way, the combination of crispy crunch and silky smooth chocolate makes for the perfect evening snack after a busy day.”
Muesli and granola with crispies are also a great way to achieve a top-quality protein boost. Additionally, manufacturers can offer the protein-rich crispies in their original form – for example, as crunchy highlights for muesli or consumers who want to create their own breakfast cereal. However, in order to guarantee the desired crispness, extrusion is key.