Mikuna Lupin Protein Powder Range

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Mikuna Introduces Chocho, First Lupin-Based Protein Powder to US

Mikuna, a plant-based nutrition company, has launched Chocho – a lupin-derived protein powder that is already outselling pea and soy protein in regional retail stores. Mikuna is the first supplier of Chocho lupin protein in the US, introducing the many benefits of this little-known superfood to a wide American audience for the first time.  Grown in the Andean mountains at elevations of 11,000 to 14,000 feet, Chocho – the local …


Heme Made From Algae! Triton Algae Innovations on the PBH

Miller Tran, VP of Research and Development and Founding Member of Triton Algae Innovations, discusses heme made from non-GMO algae and if it will replace animal heme, with Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour.   Specifically, they discuss, Heme made from algae, Algae as a carbon sink, Minimizing waste streams, and Algae-tech: is it here,  scalable, and non-GMO. Below is a clip and transcription from their conversation. Here is the …


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ITS Launches “Buttery” Animal-Free Flavour Enhancers Vegan Boost

British flavour house International Taste Solutions (ITS) has developed animal-free flavour enhancers that can be used to replicate the richness of dairy and eggs in baked goods. Called Vegan Boost, the new product range comes in liquid and powder form, with both regular and high strength varieties available. The enhancers work by accentuating the creamy and buttery flavours in cakes, cookies, and pastries. A straightforward alternative Vegan Boost was developed …


HealthyCell supplements

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Global Plant Based Protein Supplements Market (2021 to 2027)

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Plant Based Protein Supplements Market By Product, By Raw Material, By Distribution Channel, By Application, By Regional Outlook, COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report and Forecast, 2021 – 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Plant-based Protein Supplements Market size is expected to reach $9.2 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 8.4% CAGR during the forecast period. Protein-based protein supplement products refer to …


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Solar Biotech Expands Partnership With Motif Foodworks After “Groundbreaking” HEMAMI Reveal

Solar Biotech, the SynBio technologies and products development startup, announces an expanded partnership with US food-tech company Motif FoodWorks. This announcement comes on the heels of Motif’s launch of the beef-like heme-binding protein HEMAMI last month. “The HEMAMI reveal is ground-breaking news in the plant-based and alternative protein food trade and we are proud to be a part of making this FoodTech milestone,” states Lisa Wade, Communications and Social Development …




New ChickP CEO Completes $8M Series A as Production Doubles 

ChickP, the Israeli food tech specializing in chickpea protein, has announced a new CEO as its $8 million Series A funding round comes to a close. Liat Lachish Levy comes on board as CEO as the startup also announces a doubling of annual production capacity.  With ChickP recently expanding into the APAC region with the launch of a new office in Singapore, the $8 million Series A funding round, plus …


Watson's New Seasoning Line

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Watson’s Seasoning Blends Launches to Make Plant-Based Cooking Easier

Watson’s Seasoning Blends has introduced a new line of culinary spice blends to create indulgent plant-based meals with minimal effort.  Founded by Lori and Jim Amos, Watson’s offers home cooks a series of premium, clean-label seasonings made from sustainably sourced ingredients. The 2020 pandemic created an enormous shift towards home-based and healthier meal preparation, with about 70% of Americans reportedly cooking at home more frequently. Unbeknownst to most shoppers, however, …


Plant-Ex Invests £1.25M to Grow Natural Colours and Flavours Business

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Plant-Ex Invests £1.25M to Grow Natural Colours and Flavours Business

Plant-Ex, a UK manufacturer of plant-derived natural colours and flavours, is investing €1.5 million (£1.25 million) into its business. The investment is intended to improve the services the company provides and increase customer satisfaction. Founded in 2010, Plant-Ex has rapidly expanded from one employee to over 80 and is now active in 49 countries. Last year, the company added a new 18,000 square foot building at its main site in …


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Danone North America Supports Innovation Challenge Around Properties of Casein to Improve Vegan Cheese

Danone North America is partnering with Future Food Tech to launch an innovation challenge aimed at improving the properties of vegan cheese. Startups are invited to develop innovative solutions, including animal-free casein, to help solve for the functionality, including melt and stretch, of plant-based cheese alternatives. Casein is a milk protein that gives cheese its stretching and melting properties. While many companies have tried to replicate its properties with plant-based …