VITESSENCE® plant-based protein isolates

Take plant protein to the max with pea protein and pea & rice protein isolates

Consumers are increasingly looking for high-quality plant-protein products that are also environmentally friendly and free of major allergens, such as soy and wheat. That’s why it’s important to find a partner with the formulation expertise that can help your company dial in the optimal combination of ingredient solutions to meet consumer expectations and drive brand loyalty. Ingredion is that partner.

How can you be quicker to market with the plant-based nutrition consumers want?

Ingredion’s plant-based protein isolates can help you formulate for in-demand protein, nutrition and lifestyle claims while offering the functionality you need. Our VITESSENCE® pea protein isolates feature 80-85% protein (on a dry basis) and provide the smooth, creamy textures consumers crave. With excellent emulsification properties for improved shelf life, and optimal solubility and dispersibility, our isolates are ideal for:

Explore North American pea protein isolates

Overcome supply chain challenges while delivering great taste, nutrition, consistency and performance. See how North American-grown and processed VITESSENCE® Pulse pea protein isolates offer a sustainable, readily available supply for your plant-based brand.

Learn more

Improving taste, quality and performance critical to plant-protein success

Ingredion Global Plant-Based Protein Lead Mike Natale is optimistic about the future state of the industry. Find out more as he shares his expertise on the latest advancements in plant-based product development and the big opportunity he sees for food and beverage manufacturers.  

Read article

Plant-based protein portfolio

Get a head start on finding the right protein for your application by downloading our all-in-one guide to sustainable plant-based proteins.

Download portfolio

Achieve on-trend claims with plant protein isolates

  • Good/excellent source of protein
  • Clean label
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic option available
  • Plant-based
  • Vegan/vegetarian

Fuel for modern lifestyles

In addition to enabling higher protein levels, our pea protein isolates can create products that meet other lifestyle preferences. VITESSENCE® Pulse pea protein isolates are produced from yellow peas and, unlike many commonly used soy proteins, are processed without solvents like hexane. The proteins are lactose-free, contain no animal products, and are not listed as a top 8 allergen.

Tell a regional sustainability story

The yellow peas we use are grown in Montana and Canada and then manufactured in our new South Sioux City, Nebraska plant, helping us reduce our environmental footprint. With both regional sourcing and manufacturing, you’ll have a consistent, reliable, and entirely domestic supply, making it easier to trace your product’s ingredients from beginning to end.

Watch the video

Explore our lineup of protein isolates

Isolate solution Protein %, min., dry basis Product type Highlights


Pea protein isolate

  • Highest protein level available from Ingredion
  • Cleaner taste, appealing textures
  • Sourced and produced in North America
  • Clean label, GMO-free, gluten-free


Pea protein isolate

  • Cleaner taste, appealing textures
  • Sourced and produced in North America
  • Clean label, GMO-free, gluten-free


Pea protein, rice protein isolates

  • Ideal for RTM beverages and RTE bars
  • Achieve a PDCAAS of 1*
  • Clean flavor and functionality
  • Optimized for consistency in nutrition and particle size


*Ingredion has not measured the in-vivo PDCAAS value of Pea & Rice Isolate 1780. For reference, the in-vitro PDCAAS information is based on amino acid score of 1.01 based on WHO/FAO 1991 scoring patter and an invitro digestibility of 100%.

Plant protein concentrates

Deliver in-demand plant protein plus fiber and micronutrients.

Explore plant protein concentrates

Ultra-performance proteins

Even better taste and functionality in plant proteins is here.

Explore clean-tasting plant proteins

Discover a wealth of plant protein resources

Find expertise to rely on and the solutions you are looking for based on the criteria you select.

Search resource library

Let’s make your goals a reality

Agile collaboration. Deep formulation expertise. Broad portfolio of in-demand ingredients. Market research and consumer insights.


The information described above is offered solely for your consideration, investigation and independent verification. It is up to you to decide whether and how to use this information. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies make no warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained above or the suitability of any of their products for your specific intended use. Furthermore, all express or implied warranties of noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are hereby disclaimed. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies assume no responsibility for any liability or damages arising out of or relating to the foregoing.