BENEO is Showcasing New “Future-Proof” Fava Bean Protein at IFT FIRST Expo in Chicago

Leading functional ingredients producer BENEO is showcasing its new fava bean protein concentrate at the 2022 IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo under the theme “Rooted in Nature – the Power of Plants”. Fava bean protein production continues to gain traction in the alt protein industry as the sustainable crop offers numerous advantages for plant-based producers.  Taking place currently at McCormick Place in Chicago, visitors to BENEO’s booth will have the opportunity to learn how its fava bean ingredients can help manufacturers improve texture in meat and dairy alternatives, as well as protein enrichment, according to the company.  BENEO claims its fava bean ingredients are suitable for animal or soy protein replacement, with a mild taste, excellent amino acid profile, high solubility, and emulsifying properties. …


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New Zealand Urged to Invest in Plant-Based Protein 

Kiwi plant-based producer Off-Piste Provisions is calling on the New Zealand agri-food and ingredients sectors to invest in pea and fava protein. The vegan outdoor foods brand has commissioned a new report to highlight the opportunities for pea and fava bean extraction in the country.  Entitled “Feasibility of Pea and Fava Bean Protein Extraction in New Zealand” and undertaken by PwC New Zealand, the report set out to understand the current market situation and opportunities that exist for pea and fava bean protein extraction in New Zealand. The report suggests a sizeable opportunity is present for investors and the local agri-food and ingredients sectors. Interestingly, Off-Piste Provisions – producer of on-the-go plant protein such as jerky – is funded by the New Zealand Ministry for …


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Roquette Launches NUTRALYS Pea and Fava Organic Range of Textured Protein 

Roquette, the French plant-based ingredients specialist, announced today the launch of its new NUTRALYS range of textured proteins made from pea and fava. Produced for European markets, Roquette claims the pea and fava range offers new organic solutions for alt protein food brands.  On a mission to become a leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins, Roquette is launching NUTRALYS as more and more consumers are looking toward pea and fava proteins for their sustainability and health benefits. The range of textured proteins is also organic certified, another global trend along with plant-based. Roquette claims the 11 grades of textured proteins offer a wide variety of possibilities in meat and fish alternatives, as well as having a neutral taste and a clean …


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Investments & Acquisitions

BENEO to Acquire Meatless BV, Supplier of Textured Pea, Fava, Wheat Proteins

Südzucker subsidiary BENEO is to acquire Meatless BV, a Dutch producer of texturized plant proteins from rice, quinoa, pea, fava, wheat and lupins. Meatless has supplied the food industry with such proteins for over 15 years. Südzucker Group states that plant-based proteins are a current focus and that the acquisition of Meatless supports Südzucker’s goal of evolving from a large-scale processor of agricultural raw materials to a leading partner for plant-based solutions. The move closely follows the news from earlier this month that its subsidiary BENEO will open a €50 million fava bean plant in Germany to meet the growing demand for plant-based proteins. Founded in 2005, Meatless has developed a unique process that enables the production of plant texturates in a manner that results …


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Investments & Finance

DSM to Acquire Vestkorn Milling, Europe’s Leading Pea & Bean Producer, For €65 Million

DSM to acquire Vestkorn Milling, leading producer of pea and bean ingredients for plant-based protein products, for an enterprise value of €65m. Dutch multinational corporation Royal DSM announces today that it is to acquire Norway’s Vestkorn Milling, the leading European producer of ingredients from peas and beans, producing Textured Pea Protein, Textured Faba protein, Pea Protein, Faba Protein, Pea Fibre, Pea Starch and flours from peas and beans. The company supplies its proteins, starches and dietary fibres to makers of plant-based foods, pet food and animal feed. The acquisition, according to DSM, is a further step in the company’s strategy to build an alternative protein business and will provide synergy with DSM’s innovative CanolaPRO™ rapeseed protein isolate, which will commercially launch next year. Subject to …


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Agriculture / Agribusiness

Fava to Play Key Role in the Protein Transition as Global Ingredient Provider Plans Fava Protein Factory

Meelunie, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, believes that fava will play a key role in the protein transition. According to the company, Fava beans, otherwise known as broad beans, will help meet the growing demand for plant-based proteins while addressing deforestation, inefficiencies in global agriculture and other climate-related challenges.