CanolaPRO canola seed protein



DSM Unlocks Complete Protein from Canola Seed After a Decade of Research

After over ten years of research and development, DSM has succeeded in producing a high-quality protein isolate from canola seeds. Otherwise known as rapeseeds, canola seeds contain all nine essential amino acids and are free of major allergens. But DSM’s new product, Vertis™ CanolaPRO®, is not just a source of protein — it is also a functional ingredient that improves the texture of meat and seafood alternatives and gives dairy alternatives a smoother mouthfeel. Vertis CanolaPRO is highly sustainable as it is made from canola meal, a co-product of canola oil production. This means that no additional farmland is required to produce the protein, and the production process uses minimal water and no solvents. The ingredient is produced in collaboration with vegetable oil and protein …


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Bunge Limited Makes $30M Capital Investment in Merit Functional Foods, Partnership to Expedite Completion of Plant-Based Protein Facility

Merit Functional Foods has announced its new partnership with ternational agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited. The collaboration will expedite the construction of Merit’s “state-of-the-art” plant-based protein production facility located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where it will produce novel pea and canola protein ingredients.


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Justin Trudeau Announces $100M for Canadian Plant-Based Industry, Will Produce “World’s Highest Purity and Highest Quality” Proteins to “Redefine Plant Protein”

The Canadian government has announced financing of almost $100 million for Merit Functional Foods, a producer of plant protein, for its previously announced new Winnipeg facility which will reportedly produce the world’s highest purity and highest quality pea and canola protein. Merit’s CEO states the facility will “redefine plant protein”.