Meurens Natural: “We Were the First to Produce Oat Syrups That Can Be Used to Produce Oat Drinks”

Meurens Natural, a Belgian company specialized in clean label extracts made from oat and other cereals, offers organic ingredients for plant-based products and therefore has developed a range of high protein brands. Tim Van de Gehuchte, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Meurens Natural, talks about possible applications and how they contribute to a healthy and sustainable way of life. Who is Meurens Natural, and what does the company stand for? Meurens Natural is a family-owned Belgian company that processes cereals and dried fruits into organic and natural ingredients for the food processing sector. Meurens Natural has been a pioneer in the organic sector with the Sipal® brand, for over 30 years. Throughout the years, we have developed a unique production know-how that is 100% …



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Sweets & Snacks

Push Chocolate Launches Low-Sugar Vegan Chocolate Buttons in UK

UK free-from vegan chocolate manufacturer Push Chocolate has launched a low-sugar vegan chocolate version of its allergen-free chocolate buttons for the growing low-sugar confectionery market. Founded in 2017 by chocolate enthusiast Ant Wilson, the vegan chocolate brand is known for high-protein vegan chocolate buttons that are free from dairy, gluten, and nuts. Using a mixture of pea protein isolate and rice protein, the company’s chocolate buttons are claimed to offer an optimal amino acid profile that is very similar to whey protein derived from dairy. Palm oil free After raising money from a local growth hub and the University of Exeter, the company developed a low-sugar version of its popular chocolate buttons and decided to revamp the packaging. The newly developed low-sugar chocolate buttons contain …


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Agriculture / Agribusiness

Equinom Achieves a “Game-Changing” 75% Protein Content for Yellow Pea Protein Ingredient

Equinom announces today it has achieved a record 75% protein content in a minimally processed yellow pea protein ingredient using its Manna™ technology platform.  According to the company, based on current market research and publicly available information, no other pea protein exists on the market today with this high level of protein content without the use of chemical processing. Equinom states that while advancements still need to be made to make this possible at commercial scale, the achievement demonstrates its ability to rapidly develop unique plant protein ingredients optimized for food applications that help producers to meet rising demands for sustainable foods. “We’re proud of this significant achievement with our pea protein and are truly excited by the possibilities our innovative approach can unlock for …


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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Ripple Launches New “Game-Changing” Ripple Oatmilk

Ripple Oatmilk + Protein has launched in the US, providing consumers with a more nutritious alternative to conventional oat milk. The product contains 6g of protein per serving, compared to about 2g for most other brands. The oat milk combines gluten-free oats with Ripple’s signature yellow pea protein to achieve an improved nutritional profile. According to Ripple, the milk contains 50% less sugar and 50% more calcium than cows’ milk. Marketing campaign Ripple’s portfolio features a range of yellow pea-based alt-dairy products, including milks, protein shakes, and frozen desserts. In April, the company began promoting the range with an integrated marketing campaign called “Moove Over to Ripple”, featuring TV, digital, and social media content.   Funding round In September, Ripple raised $60 million in its …


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Investments & Finance

Germany’s Crespel & Deiters Group Acquires Dutch Food Solutions Company ECP

The Crespel & Deiters Group, a leading producer of wheat-based solutions in Germany, has completed the integration of high-protein food solutions company Extruded Cereal Products B.V. into its portfolio to accelerate revenue growth in the booming plant-based and high-protein market. Having successfully collaborated since 2007, the two entities formed a joint venture in 2014 and, at the beginning of 2020, Crespel & Deiters acquired a 100% shareholding of ECP. Based in the Netherlands, ECP is an international pioneer in the extrusion of cereal and protein products. From now on, the distribution of the extrudates produced by ECP will be transferred to Loryma’s portfolio, the food specialist within the Crespel & Deiters Group developing innovative concepts that optimise meat and meat alternatives, baked goods, confectionery and …


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Food & Beverage

Veganly Deli Uses Superfoods to Create High Protein Vegan Deli Meats

Veganly Deli is a gourmet plant-based food producer in the UK that applies Michelin quality standards to produce high protein deli meats and dairy free cheeses aiming to make a contribution towards a new mainstream of plant-based eating. The product range of the British gourmet manufacturer includes variety of charcuterie, proper brie cheese, spicy n’duja spread and foie gras pate. The entire range is vegan and 100% natural, without refined sugars, additives or thickeners. According to Veganly Deli, the unique selling point of its products is the implementation of nutritional superfoods and protein powders. In place of standard flours, Veganly Deli uses a mix of organic hemp, rice and pumpkin protein, upping the protein content & quality of the product. Each meat of the range …


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Products & Launches

Peeroton Presents Vegan Muesli Made by Athletes for Athletes

For the first time, the leading Austrian sports nutrition manufacturer Peeroton is offering a vegan muesli. The product has been developed by nutrition experts along with athletes and is specially tailored to athletes’ needs. Balanced formula for support in sport and everyday life In collaboration with nutrition experts and athletes, the leading Austrian sports nutrition manufacturer Peeroton has developed a unique formula. With high-quality soy flakes, amaranth, and the patented PANMOL vitamin complex, the muesli is designed to help athletes prepare for great challenges in sport and everyday life. It is made up of a balanced combination of complex carbohydrates and proteins. Vitamins C, B6, and B12 contribute to proper energy metabolism and the functioning of the immune system. High protein content supported by isomaltulose …


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Products & Launches

NuttZo Bold BiteZ: High Protein & Low Sugar

The American company NuttZo, which specializes in organic nut and seed butters, recently introduced a new vegan snack. The snack bar Bold BiteZ will be available in the flavours ‘Peanut Pro Cacao Nibs + Probiotics’ and ‘Power Fuel Maple + Matcha’. The vegan bar is the ideal snack for health-conscious and sporty food lovers, due to its low sugar content and high protein content.