Plant protein rising to the challenge
Demand for plant protein is strongly increasing; this is driven both by an increased protein interest for nutritional reasons and moreover by an expected shortage of animal protein in the future. This rise in the demand for meat combined with a growing world population will lead to a limited availability of animal protein. Where the industry is looking for alternative sources, plant based proteins are a good solution.
BENEO offers high quality vital wheat gluten obtained by separating protein & starch from wheat flour. Our vital wheat gluten are already broadly used in the food industry, especially in bakery, but also in meat and other applications. Gluten is the second biggest source of plant protein in meat applications.
Thanks to its stable fibrous structure and its neutral smell & taste, our new textured wheat protein is a delicious and affordable source of plant protein, suitable for partial or complete meat replacement. BeneoPro W-Tex has a meat-like structure and an improved taste compared to existing soy or wheat-based products; it is available in chunks & flakes.
Our rice protein has an increased usage as plant based protein source in protein and energy bars, meal replacement mixes, baked goods, baby food and pet food thanks to its high digestibility, excellent amino acid profile and hypo-allergenicity.
One of the primary applications of BeneoPro VWG in bakery is adjustment of flour protein levels to obtain a consistent bread quality. Our Vital wheat gluten can be applied in bread & pastry, breadings & batters, pasta & noodles and breakfast cereals. Furthermore it might be used in meat substitutes, as it delivers a texture in vegetarian meals that corresponds to the original texture of red meat, poultry or seafood.
BeneoPro W-Tex has been successfully used for meat extensions in different types of products like Hamburgers, Frankfurter sausages, and even meat analogues as only source of protein. Each time providing excellent meat-like structure and taste. Its light colour makes it a prime ingredient for e.g. poultry-based products.
¹BeneoPro VWG, ²BeneoPro W-Tex