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Parabel Announces Water Lentil Hydrolysate, Protein Ingredient Solution for Plant-Based Foods 

Parabel USA Inc, a producer of plant protein ingredients made from water lentils, announces the launch of neutral-colored water lentil hydrolysate. It is scheduled for commercial production by the end of this year, and the protein ingredient is designed to be an allergen-free substitute for any plant protein used today such as soy or pea.

The ingredient contains 65-70% hydrolyzed plant protein, is highly functional and can be used in the burgeoning market of meat analogues. It also includes a complete Amino Acid profile which, together with the high digestibility of a hydrolyzed protein, make it a perfect solution for the sports protein industry.

Water Lentils are a sustainable choice for manufacturers looking for plant-based options and addressing concerns about the food system’s impact on climate. Water Lentils produce a higher yield of protein than any other crop due to daily harvests, and the technology is highly scalable. The minimal process takes 30 minutes from farm to table, and no chemicals are used during processing. Parabel has 96 patents for its technology in growing and processing Water Lentils.

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Parabel USA Inc. is based in Vero Beach, Florida and grows and processes water lentils into LENTEIN® plant protein through its hydroponic system. Its product line includes a protein hydrolysate, plant milk, superfood, and flour. LENTEIN received the no objections letter from the FDA in 2018. Moreover, the LENTEIN superfood has won multiple awards around the world and is on the shelf today in several supplement brands. Parabel is finalizing its second farm, bringing the capacity for LENTEIN plant protein to 3500 MT per year. The location of the two farms and the pilot plant are in an Opportunity Zone and close to the company’s Florida-based headquarters. Parabel also promotes environmental benefits, community investment, and global food security.

Anthony Tiarks, Parabel’s CEO, says “The water lentil hydrolysate has a superb functionality especially compared to other minimally processed ingredients. In conjunction with its complete Amino Acid profile and high digestibility, it will be an easy drop-in solution to everything plant-based, from burgers and sausages to sports nutrition and beverages.”

To learn more, read our recent interview with Cecilia Wittbjer, Parabel’s VP of Marketing.

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