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DSM Launches “World’s Only” Soy-Free TVP Containing All 9 Essential Amino Acids

DSM announces the launch of Vertis™ Textured Pea Canola Protein, which the company claims is the world’s only textured vegetable protein (TVP) with all nine essential amino acids necessary to be a complete protein, made without soy, gluten, or dairy. The new Vertix texturized protein blends pea protein and Vertis™ CanolaPRO®, an isolate with complete protein unlocked from canola seeds — a product that took DSM a decade of research and was introduced to the market as recently as last week. According to DSM, combining both ingredients gives alternative meats a flexible, firm, and meat-like texture allowing manufacturers to create realistic meat-like analogs with high nutritional profiles, free from major allergens. This new ingredient is the company’s latest addition to its Vertis portfolio, which includes a …


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KMC Develops “World’s First” Texturised Potato Protein

Dutch ingredients company KMC has created texturised potato protein to be used as an ingredient in meat alternatives. The company claims the protein is the first of its kind in the world. Originally, KMC developed potato protein in powder form, but found that its functional properties did not offer a significant advantage over existing products. The company then found a way to transform the powder into a textured ingredient which has high nutritional value, a meat-like structure, and a frying crust. The development of the texturised potato protein was part of KMC’s innovation program, which aims to create plant-based ingredients that can replace animal-derived ones. The company expects to produce the protein on a large scale, with 300 tons planned for 2022 and this amount …


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Manufacturing & Technology

Coperion Discusses Highlights of 2021, Including Development of Innovative New Food Extruder

Industry-leading compounding and extrusion company Coperion has spoken to vegconomist about its highlights of 2021. Among them is the development of a new food extruder that could simplify the production of plant-based meats. The two techniques most commonly used to produce meat alternatives are texturisation and high moisture extrusion. However, these techniques previously required two different types of machinery. In 2021, Coperion created a new hybrid version of its ZSK Food Extruder, featuring an adaptor solution that allows for easy switching between the two processes. The new food extruder eliminates the need to have two types of equipment. Following this innovation, Coperion won third place at the Stuttgart Innovation Award in November. Meanwhile, the company’s WYK-CIP diverter valve was certified by the USDA for use …


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Company News

Meatless Farm Introduces New Calgary-Based Subsidiary Lovingly Made Ingredients

Lovingly Made Ingredients, a subsidiary of fast-growing meat alternative brand The Meatless Farm, announces the beginning of plant-based protein production at its new 33,000-square-foot facility in Calgary, Canada, aiming to capture the North American market and meet growing demand and the need for sustainable nutrition.


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Market & Trends

Market Report: Market for Textured Vegetable Protein on Growth Course

The new market report “Texturized Vegetable Protein Market: Demand for Pea to Surge Exponentially During the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028” by Future Market Insights provides new forecasts and insights into the global market for texturized vegetable protein up to 2028.


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Products & Launches

Roquette Make Advances in Pea Protein

Roquette, a family-owned group who pioneer vegetal proteins, have upgraded their NUTRALYS T70S®, a patented textured pea protein suitable for vegans. The specialists have 40 years of experience in vegetal proteins, $340 million of investments, and two production sites in Canada and France. These sites are now set to deliver an increased load of NUTRALYS; up to a combined capacity of 250,000 tons per year by 2019.