DSM has launched Vertis Textured Pea Canola Protein – a world first in plant protein. The new solution is the only textured vegetable protein that contains necessary levels of all nine essential amino acids to be a complete protein, has unique textural benefits and is soy-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. Vertis Textured Pea Canola Protein will help producers create an even more realistic and nutritionally appealing meat alternative or plant-forward application. The ingredient requires a short hydration time, has good processing capabilities, supports low fat and salt formulations and has a firm, springy bite that replicates traditional meat products.
The global flexitarian movement is merging with increased consumer health consciousness – and better nutrition is playing a key role in both trends. In fact, 73% of global consumers say they plan to eat and drink more healthily. For a lot of people, this means adding more plant proteins to their diets from a diverse range of sources. Soy, for example, has long been a popular base for meat alternatives but concerns around allergens, hormones, GMOs and soy’s environmental impact have led to consumers looking for alternative sources of high-quality plant protein. This appetite paved the way for novel ingredients like pea proteins which have proved incredibly popular. DSM’s new Vertis™ Textured Pea Canola Protein was created to offer a complete protein with more of the meat-like texture consumers want from plant-based alternatives.