Protein enrichment

Capitalise on the growing demand for protein

The demand for protein is on the rise among consumers and now is the time to capitalise on this growing trend.

Pulses, including dried peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas, are an incredibly rich source of protein. These nutritional powerhouses are also high in dietary fibre, rich in micronutrients, vegan and gluten-free.

With our range of plant-based proteins and flours, you can add protein and fibre to cereals and snack foods, replace costly eggs in baked goods and extend texture in meat products, while boosting health appeal. What’s more, they’re a more sustainable choice than animal proteins. Using pulses in your products will help you to achieve success in key trends such as:

  • Higher protein diets
  • Allergen-free
  • Gluten-free while improving structure and colour
  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • Clean label

How adding protein can improve your products

Consumers are continuously on the look-out for alternative sources of protein to satisfy demand for healthier choices alongside their taste for exciting recipes. Powering your products with protein lets you deliver innovative formulations that build greater consumer appeal and product differentiation, while providing labels with higher nutritional value and on-trend vegetarian and vegan claims.

Brown gluten free bread rolls on a baking tray


  • Create gluten-free baked goods
  • Enrich your baked goods with protein
  • Create egg-free glazes for baked goods
  • Increase browning in your baked products
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  • Create dairy-free alternatives
  • Meet demand for vegan claims
  • Increase protein content in dairy alternative applications 
Chicken breast with char-grilled stripes


  • Increase yields with protein extension
  • Enrich your products with protein

Bao buns with meat free nuggets

Meat alternatives

  • Enrich meat alternatives with protein
  • Improve the texture and emulsification of your product
  • Create non-soy formulations
A bowl of spaghetti bolognese with fork and spoon

Sauces & ready meals

  • Create gluten-free coatings, sauces and ready meals
  • Enrich your products with protein
  • Increase browning in your gluten-free coated products
Chocolate covered protein bar cut in half

Snacks & sports nutrition

  • Enrich cereals, energy bars and snacks with proteins
  • Create gluten-free and vegan snacks
  • Support protein claims in vegan sports drinks (RTD and RTM)
Bean burger with melted cheese on a bun

Discover VITESSENCE® Pulse proteins

Satisfy demand for nutritious, delicious foods with VITESSENCE® Pulse proteins, made from pea, lentil and faba bean. VITESSENCE® Pulse proteins are suitable for a range of applications including bakery, snacks, cereals, pasta, energy bars, meat analogues and more.

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Fried strips of chicken with a garnish and tomato sauce

HOMECRAFT® Pulse 3105 faba bean flour

HOMECRAFT® Pulse 3105 faba bean flour provides excellent oil and water binding properties in various applications. Its natural high protein content can help support protein content claims and nutritionally balanced formulation.

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