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Sustainable protein enrichment with BeneoPro Faba Bean.

Vicia faba, also known in the culinary sense as broad bean, fava bean or faba bean, is widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption, and even considered as one of the earliest domesticated legumes.

Our faba bean will be grown with local farmers and its protein obtained via a dry fractionation process in the nearby German factory. This production site will use a sustainable way of production that uses significantly less energy and water than a wet process (the later which is generally used to make protein isolate)

Nutritional benefits:

Highly soluble protein.

Protein enriched smoothies or vegan dairy-free drinks have become part of consumers healthy lifestyle. Though highly desirable, not always easy to make, as no one likes to see a residue at the bottom of a bottle. Thanks to the high solubility of our faba bean proteins, there is no sediment or sandy taste in your end product. Instead you can offer a beautiful homogenous smoothie with a pleasant mouthfeel to your consumers.


  • 90% at pH 8.0
  • 80% at pH 6.8
  • 10% at pH 4.0

Furthermore, faba protein has good emulsifying and foaming properties, very useful for example when preparing a vegan cappuccino-style drink with our BENEO recipe of dairy-free coffee creamer. Faba protein offer a good homogenous end product that vegans and vegetarians will adore.

Faba bean protein for a sustainable consumer answer.

Pulses help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at farm level. For example, Faba beans provide nitrogen for themselves and subsequent plants and therefore nitrogen fertilisation is not necessary.

Throughout our entire supply chain, sustainability is key with this product line. BENEO is currently investing in a new pulse processing site in Europe, where the chosen production process will be one of low energy consumption in comparison to alternative processes. As such it will overall contribute to BENEO’s carbon neutrality and sustainability targets.

The faba beans for this plant will be locally sourced from farmers contracted by our mother company, Sûdzucker AG, who is a certified member of SAI. As such we focus on growing a sustainable, healthy and resilient agricultural sector, whilst creating strong and secure supply chains. As we manufacture the Faba bean protein, starch rich flour and hulls, the crop will be fully used and completely valorised for functional ingredients.

Faba Bean protein range: composition and features.

Ingredient names
Protein1 (g/100g)
Carbohydrates1 (g/100g)
Ingredient names
Faba bean Protein concentrate
Protein1 (g/100g)
  • Superb solubility
  • Good alternative to animal protein (milk, egg, ..)
  • Great amino acid profile, complimentary to cereals
  • Very good emulsifying properties
Ingredient names
Faba bean starch-rich flour
Protein1 (g/100g)
  • Naturally high in protein
  • Thickening and binding properties

1 Indicative typical contents; protein values (Nx6.5) (according to EU food legislation); 2 Contains min. 60% protein on dry matter

In-depth information about Faba Bean Protein.


Paper: protein enrichment with highly soluble BeneoPro FB.

Explore our range of faba bean protein concentrate and faba bean starch-rich flour. Faba bean protein has good emulsifying, foaming, thickening and binding properties.


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