Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, launches a new organic pea ingredients line with a range of organic pea starch and isolated pea proteins adapted for specialized nutrition, non-dairy or alternative meat categories.
The new line is part of the company’s solutions for customers focusing on developing products with organic ingredients to keep up with the growing demand for healthy and sustainable foods. Earlier this year, the company launched NUTRALYS, another range of organic textured proteins for EU and US markets.
Senior Vice President of Plant Proteins at Roquette, Jeremy Burks, said: “Our teams created these great products based on consumer needs by leveraging our longstanding expertise in plant proteins and peas. This launch, just five months after NUTRALYS® organic textured protein, reflects Roquette’s ambition to speed up innovation to keep pace with new consumer trends and to continue to be the partner of choice for customers who share our passion for plant-based cuisine.”
A network of Canadian pea farmers
Roquette claims it relies on a network of organic pea farmers across Canada that guarantees the ingredients’ quality and stable supply chain. The organic peas are processed into proteins or starches in a “state-of-the-art plant” that Roquette opened for organic ingredients production located in Portage la Prairie, Canada, the company explains.
“From America to Europe, from the field to the plate, we want to provide trusted origin organic ingredients, and farmers are an essential piece of this organic strategy. We know from which farm our organic pea comes as we are involved all throughout the value chain. This new organic pea line is a milestone of the food revolution to which Roquette is so committed,” adds Burks.
Roquette is launching its range of pea starch and pea protein ingredients in North America, Mexico, and Europe, with a rollout planned for other markets.