Plant-based proteins

The future of protein is plant-based

Demand for plant-based protein is sweeping the food industry as consumers seek more sustainable and healthful options. These nutritional wonders are rich in protein and fibre, free of GMOs and allergens. They enable clean labels and on-trend claims that set your products apart and strengthen their appeal, especially for consumers exploring beyond soy and wheat protein. It’s a rapidly growing movement with no signs of slowing down.

As interest in plant protein reaches new heights in the food industry, you've got to be fast to formulate to ever-changing consumer tastes and sustainability requirements. Here's where Ingredion’s plant protein expertise moves you ahead. With our full formulation and applications capabilities, and continuously growing portfolio that includes isolates, concentrates, and flours, the future of sustainably sourced, nutritious plant-based protein is yours to explore. We're committed to plant protein—and we're continually investing to help you navigate this developing plant-based world.

Ultra-performance plant protein line recognised for sustainability excellence

Ingredion’s ultra-performance line of plant-based protein solutions helps food and beverage manufacturers create craveable products that offer an exceptional taste and sensory experience with greater sustainability.

Protein product line wins award

The production innovation has earned the ultra-performance line recognition as the Best Plant-Based Sustainability winner during the World Plant-Based Awards at the 2022 Plant Based World Expo.

Explore plant proteins

Ultra-performance plant protein concentrates and flours, sustainably manufactured by Ingredion, can add the good-for-you benefits of pulse ingredients with unrivalled taste and functionality to create delicious, satisfying plant-based products — and keep consumers coming back.

Made at Ingredion’s Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada facility, the more sustainable ultra-performance line of pea proteins does not generate any wastewater during processing. Our proprietary process does not incorporate chemicals or additives, uses much less water (0.2%) and energy (5.5%) than traditional pea protein production and is one of many examples of Ingredion’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact and reaching our 2030 All Life Plan sustainability goals.

Our ultra-performance plant-based protein product line enhances sustainability

  • Pulses have a lower carbon footprint compared to other crops because they require significantly less nitrogen to produce1, which means they require less fertiliser
  • Pulses have a significantly lower production water footprint than traditional animal proteins—4,913 kg/m3 vs. 222,518 kg/m3 2
  • Pulses absorb 70-80% of in-season nitrogen needs from the air, reducing GHGs as well as the need for fertiliser application
  • When soil is fertilised with nitrogen, micro-organisms convert some of the nitrogen into nitrous oxide
  • Nitrous oxide is 300x more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas

Sources: 1., 2.

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Plant-based proteins
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Plant the future

Plant-based lifestyles are taking centre stage, revolutionising consumption behavior, foodservices and retail shelves alike. A shift towards a diet that is healthier, more sustainable and animal friendly has been evident globally, but is it the same for consumers in Asia-Pacific?

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A commitment to sustainable plant-based protein

  • Investments in innovative facilities to support growth
  • Dedication to finding new breakthroughs in plant protein

Ingredient solutions to power plant-based products

  • Protein solutions from sources including peas, beans, and lentils that are non-GMO and low allergenicity
  • Flours, starches and hydrocolloids to create just-right texture and functionality

Comprehensive knowledge to enable the creation of product solutions on demand

  • Rapid prototyping: Developing multiple iterations quickly
  • Sensory mapping: Designing profiles to meet consumers’ tastes
  • CULINOLOGY®: Tailoring flavour profiles and concepts
  • Consumer insights: Transforming insights into on-trend solutions

Together, let's create formulations that help your business grow

At Ingredion, our knowhow, process expertise and flexibility can enable you to rapidly produce on-trend, in-demand, plant-based protein products for today’s consumers — and the world we all share.

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