Roquette launches pea proteins

Roquette announced the launch of four, multi-functional pea proteins under its NUTRALYS line, designed to improve taste, texture and creativity in plant-based food and high-protein nutritional products as it looks to push the frontiers of the plant protein market.

The four pea protein ingredients have been specifically created to address challenges commonly encountered when developing foods and beverages with plant proteins. They present new format and formulation options, offer textures and high protein content for end products such as nutritional bars, protein drinks, plant-based meat and dairy alternatives.

“We’ve made it our mission to make life easier for food manufacturers when it comes to product development, operational output and consumer satisfaction. Through significant investment and development, we’ve found the winning formula for optimal taste, texture, and techno-functionality – opening up a world of opportunity for application innovation in the plant protein market,” commented Romain Joly, Global Head of Proteins Business Line at Roquette.

With the case of plant-based food consumption, 32% of consumers reportedly don’t want to compromise on texture. Creating gel-like structures under heat with pea proteins can be a challenge as it can impact on the final texture.

To overcome these challenges, Roquette has introduced a pea protein isolate to increase firmness and thickness thanks to its high gel strength. NUTRALYS® Pea F853M enables food manufacturers to explore a more diversified offering in meat alternatives and new applications in plant-based spreads and desserts.

For those seeking to develop plant-based products packed with protein, Roquette has introduced its first food-grade hydrolyzed pea protein. Creating a soft bite when increasing protein content in nutritional bars is key. Using this pea protein, snack bar manufacturers can obtain a consistent and cohesive dough, and achieve a smooth texture that remains throughout the product’s shelf life.

This new ingredient, which is available worldwide, is suitable for beverages also as it allows drink producers to increase protein content while maintaining a low viscosity. Whether used in bar or beverage formats, it offers manufacturers the option to expand their product portfolios with high protein, tasty nutritional formulations.

“The plant-based protein market continues to grow globally every year,” said Benjamin Voiry, Global Head of Marketing Plant Proteins at Roquette. “We believe pea protein is perfectly placed to satisfy the growing appetite for delicious, sustainable and healthier plant-based foods and we are committed to helping our customers harness the full potential of peas with ease.

“In 2021, we opened the world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada, and now we continue to invest in every step of the value chain to ensure a reliable and sustainable supply of premium pea protein that is gluten-free, non-GMO and not a major allergen – as well as being Kosher- and Halal-certified for added consumer appeal. The launch of these latest additions to our NUTRALYS line further underlines our commitment to driving progress in the space, leveraging unrivalled resources, extensive expertise, and co-creation capabilities to help our customers bring formulations to life and cultivate a prosperous future for all.”

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