Formulate plant-based meat alternatives with a satisfying bite and chew
To win in plant-based meat alternatives, you'll need to meet consumers' high expectations for convincing, meaty bite and texture — while also keeping a clean label that is free of GMOs, gluten and ingredients considered major allergens.
With non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free VITESSENCE® TEX Crumbles 102 textured protein, you can leverage the appeal of peas to create the optimal taste, texture, mouthfeel, nutrition and functionality for winning plant-based meat products.
Bring the power of pea protein to your plant-based meat application
Labeled as pea protein and providing 65% protein (dry weight), VITESSENCE® TEX Crumbles 102 textured protein provides texture, chewiness and firmness to help mimic meat in a variety of products, including:
- Vegan patties
- Chicken/tuna pieces
Get optimal functionality for firm, meaty textures
Traditional plant protein powders often fail at creating a meat-like texture, as these ingredients form a thick dough when formulated into a moisture-containing matrix. But VITESSENCE® TEX Crumbles 102 textured protein is a structured vegetable protein (SVP) that:
- Hydrates quickly to help ensure optimal bite and firmness in the end product
- Maintains excellent particle integrity and shape after hydration
See the experts in meat alternatives
VITESSENCE® TEX Crumbles 102 textured protein brings a versatile new option to your formulating toolkit for meat alternatives — and Ingredion can also provide the consumer insights and expert technical support to help you make the most of it in your applications. At Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers, including our Plant-Based Meat Center of Excellence in Englewood, Colorado, you can work alongside our experts to take your plant protein-enhanced products from concept to launch.
Plant-protein expertise to rely on
Access Ingredion’s consumer and market insights, ingredient solutions and unmatched technical and product development expertise to create innovative and delicious plant-based products with the right claims and the clean and simple ingredients list consumers want.
- Browse our range of plant-based, pulse protein concentrates
- Discover resources and formulations with a plant-protein focus
- Explore our broad portfolio of in-demand plant-based proteins
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