Food & Beverage

Finland’s Verso Foods Granted Patent for Vegan Products Created with Fava Beans

Verso Food, the market leader of plant-based foods in Finland, has been granted a patent for the production method of its Beanit Chunks and Mince made from fava beans. Beanit is the world’s first plant-based protein product made from Nordic Fava beans, which the University of Copenhagen revealed to be protein-dense and nutritionally superior to lentils, amaranth, buckwheat and quinoa. As we reported in June, Business Finland announced it was funding a EUR 2.1M project with VTT Research and the University of Helsinki to support the Finnish food industry to develop plant protein products for the international market and strengthen Finland’s position in the global plant protein market by valorising Finnish crops such as the fava (or broad) bean utilised by Verso Food for this …


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Products & Launches

Ice Cream Brand Arctic Zero Launches Vegan Flavours

The American ice cream brand Arctic Zero has recently announced the launch of a new vegan product line. Known for its low calorie desserts, the company has now developed its own vegan ice cream flavours based on Fava bean protein. The ice cream line will initially be available at Publix supermarkets in Florida, but will later be available nationwide. Arctic Zero thus follows in the footsteps of other well-known ice cream brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Häagen-Dazs and Cado.