Israel's InnovoPro, a leading provider of chickpea protein solutions, has appointed Greg Belt as its new CEO.

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InnovoPro Appoints Gregory Belt as CEO to Drive Expansion of Chickpea Proteins in F&B

InnovoPro, a leading provider of chickpea protein solutions, has announced the appointment of Gregory Belt as its new CEO. Based in the USA, Belt will spearhead the company’s strategic expansion into the food and beverage market. Belt has a proven track record and deep expertise in building new ventures and strategic planning for innovation-driven growth. His experience, gained from companies like AB InBev, has allowed him to gain commercial traction, particularly in the dynamic landscape of North America. With a ‘wealth of experience’ and a fresh perspective, Belt is poised to lead InnovoPro into its next phase of growth and expansion, focusing on clean-label products and natural emulsifiers. After seven years of leadership as co-founder and first CEO, Taly Nechushtan will transition to the role …

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Fairs & Events

InnovoPro Presents Nutritious Chickpea Solutions for Bakery and Coffee Shop Industries at Fi Europe 2023

Chickpea protein specialist InnovoPro will introduce its latest innovations for the plant-based bakery and coffee shop industries at Fi Europe 2023. Plant-based chocolate truffles boasting 12 grams of protein, egg-free brownies, and a plant-based barista drink specially formulated for stability in low-pH beverages, will debut at the fair to showcase the possibilities of InnovoPro’s chickpea solutions. The NPDs are reportedly made with non-allergenic, gluten- and GMO-free ingredients, adhering to clean-label standards while offering an “indulgent experience” without sacrificing taste. The Israeli company states that since its chickpea protein platform encompasses multiple applications, it has been exploring the “coffee shop experience” to cater to the growing demand for healthy plant-based products in this subcategory. “Consumers are now searching for healthy food and looking for nutritional benefits …

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Ingredients

This Week in Plant Protein: InnovoPro and Ingredion Showcase Chickpea-Based Meat, While PURIS Enters Partnership to Accelerate Pea Protein

While traditional proteins like soy continue to dominate the plant-based foods market, the sector is increasingly seeking to diversify with new options like chickpea and pea proteins. This week, leading North American suppliers InnovoPro, Ingredion and PURIS all reported new developments in this rapidly growing field.  Chickpea specialist InnovoPro and global ingredients provider Ingredion announce they will showcase their latest innovations in chickpea protein at the upcoming IFT First trade show in Chicago.  At booth S1767, Innovopro will demonstrate “the world’s first” chickpea-based textured vegetable protein, CP-XTURA65, with a fully plant-based Mexican menu. Visitors will be able to sample traditional tacos made with chickpea-based ground chorizo and chicken, along with chipotle and crema sauces created with InnovoPro’s dairy-free and egg-white replacement solutions, such as CP-Pro70.  …

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Company News

Ingredion and InnovoPro Partner to Distribute Chickpea Protein Across North America

Ingredion Inc., a global provider of food ingredients solutions, has signed an exclusive partnership with chickpea specialist InnovoPro to distribute chickpea protein concentrate in the US and Canada.  The partnership will increase the availability of chickpea protein while helping food and beverage manufacturers meet ther demand for sustainable and nutritious plant-based products. A recent study commissioned by Ingredion revealed that chickpea proteins enjoy above-average consumer awareness compared to other plant-based alternatives, and are perceived as a healthier option.  Extracted from chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), chickpea protein is said to offer a neutral color and flavor profile as well as emulsification properties that provide a rich, creamy texture. These qualities make it ideal for a broad range of applications, including dairy and meat alternatives, …

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Plantbased Business Hour

The Rise of Chickpea. CEO of Innovopro, Taly Nechushtan

CEO Taly Nechushtan of Innovopro is on The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Want to know all things chickpea? They discuss the world of chickpeas and how this ingredient is going to change the landscape of the plant-based protein industry. Specifically, they discuss The nutritional properties of chickpea for both people and soil? What are the demands for chickpea and are they consumer or industry driven? Which plant-based trend is here to stay? How are plant-based proteins, business strategies in the industry, and sustainability initiatives woven together? Taly’s predictions for the ingredients market. Here is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube …

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Society

InnovoPro and Milkadamia Debut Chickpea-Based Ice Cream at United Nations

InnovoPro, a producer of chickpea protein solutions, and plant-based brand Milkdamia have partnered to create dairy-free ice cream made with InnovoPro’s CP-Pro 70® protein. The two companies were invited to showcase the ice cream at the United Nations event for foreign Ambassadors on May 12th, in association with Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN and The Good Food Institute. The new plant-based ice cream blends InnovoPro’s breakthrough protein technology and Milkadamia’s rich macadamia nut ice cream to create a flavorful profile with a natural texture. Thanks to the unique functionality of chickpea protein, the ice cream is able to offer a cleaner label than most comparable desserts, with no soy, gluten or GMOs. Milkadamia is also planning to launch a new line of soft-serve ice …

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Products & Launches

CHKP Foods Will Debut Innovative Chickpea Yogurt at Expo West 2022

CHKP Foods, a new plant-based dairy company, announces it will debut a line of chickpea yogurts at Expo West in Anaheim, CA, followed by a retail launch this spring.  CHKP says its yogurts offer a thick, creamy texture with high protein content, low sugar, and no soy, gluten or GMO ingredients. According to the company, it spent years developing and perfecting its unique chickpea yogurt base, which delivers great taste and texture with clean-label nutrition. Available in plain, vanilla, blueberry, and strawberry flavors, the yogurts provide an easy and convenient way to consume nourishing plant protein, says CHKP. The company also plans to use the versatile base to make a wide range of plant-based dairy foods, including vegan cream cheeses, milk and desserts.  “Like nothing else” …

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Investments & Finance

Ingredion Takes Equity Stake in Israeli Chickpea Leader InnovoPro

Ingredion Inc, the US food tech leader, has taken an equity stake in Israeli chickpea specialist InnovoPro. Ingredion continues to grow its plant-based portfolio with InnovoPro – developer of a proprietary extraction process to concentrate protein from the chickpea.  Chicago-headquartered Ingredion has operations in multiple countries and last year posted net sales of $7 billion. The company is investing heavily in the plant-based sector, having launched its own plant-based protein platform, with the new InnovoPro deal following similar acquisitions of KaTech and Verdient Foods. Terms of the InnovoPro investment were not disclosed. Founded in 2015, InnovoPro has developed a 70% protein concentrate from chickpeas that the company claims has a neutral taste, high functionality, and high nutritional value. The chickpea-based egg white alternative is for …

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Products & Launches

InnovoPro Creates Chickpea-Based Egg White Substitute For Use in Vegan Desserts

Israeli food-tech company InnovoPro has launched a chickpea-based egg white alternative to be used in vegan desserts such as meringues, pavlova, and mousse. Known as CP-FOAM™ 1001, the formula is a blend of dry ingredients, including InnovoPro’s trademarked chickpea protein. When combined with water and sugar, the product can be whipped into stiff peaks with the same shape, texture, and taste as those produced by egg whites.  While similar to aquafaba, CP-FOAM™ 1001 has a higher protein content and better foaming capabilities. This chickpea-based egg alternative could potentially replace potato protein, a commonly used egg substitute that requires the addition of masking agents to disguise its taste. Innovative uses for chickpea protein InnovoPro’s chickpea protein has a range of applications. The company recently launched what …

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Products & Launches

Swiss Retail Giant Migros Collaborates with InnovoPro for World’s First Chickpea Yogurt

Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer, has announced the launch of world’s first line of dairy-free chickpea yogurts, incorporating InnovoPro’s chickpea protein CP Pro 70. The Israeli food-tech innovator described the collaboration with Migros on its new yogurt line as “a significant milestone for InnovoPro in Europe.”

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Beverages

First Non-Dairy Beverage Based on Innovopro’s Chickpea Protein is Launched

Wyler Farms, one of Israel’s leading tofu companies, and Innovopro, a leading FoodTech Start-Up, have entered into a cooperation for the launch of non-dairy products in the Israeli market. Innovopro’s CP-Pro 70® chickpea protein concentrate is part of a new innovative non-dairy beverage product line to be launched by Wyler Farms in Israel.

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