Plant-based protein: vital wheat gluten, textured wheat & rice protein.
Demand for plant protein is strongly rising, a tendency driven by an increased interest in proteins thanks to their nutritional profile and an expected shortage of animal proteins in future due to a continuously growing global population.
BENEO offers high quality vital wheat gluten that are obtained by separating proteins and starch from wheat flour. Our vital wheat gluten are already broadly applied, especially in bakery, but also in meat and other applications. Gluten is even the second biggest source of plant protein in meat applications.
BeneoPro W-Tex is a textured wheat protein with a stable texture, neutral taste and flavour. It is therefore a delicious and affordable source of protein suitable in a wide range of vegetarian applications, such as burgers, nuggets, sausages, ready-meals, or for partial meat replacement. It offers a real improvement in terms of texture and taste compared to other plant-based protein options in the market.
Our rice protein are increasingly turned to as a plant-based protein source in protein and energy bars, meal replacement mixes, baked goods, baby food and pet food thanks to their high digestibility, excellent amino acid and hypoallergenic profile.
Food applications examples with Functional Proteins.
One of the primary applications for BeneoPro VWG in bakery is the adjustment of flour protein levels in favour of consistent quality. Our vital wheat gluten can be applied in bread and pastry, breading and batters, pasta, noodles and breakfast cereals. Furthermore, they provide a texture to vegetarian meals and meat substitutes that resemble 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 meat analogues as the only source of protein. Each time delivering on tasty foods with an excellent meat-like texture. Thanks to its light colour, it is also a highly suitable ingredient for poultry-based products.
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