Company: Ingredion Inc.
Ingredient Snapshot: Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced a new certified-organic addition to its line of plant-based proteins for the U.S. and Canada, VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate. The isolate provides key formulation functionality while helping manufacturers create in-demand, high-protein products that support consumer-desired claims.
VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate can be used to formulate a broad range of protein-rich products in a variety of on-trend categories, including nutrition and sports bars; alternative meat and alternative dairy products; powdered and RTD beverages; and better-for-you baked goods and baking mixes. Ingredion’s proprietary research has shown that VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate offers formulators excellent solubility, emulsification, and water and oil-holding capacity. The sensory profile of Ingredion’s organic pea protein isolate is characterized by a smooth, creamy texture and a consumer-pleasing flavor that is lower in raw and green notes than other plant-based solutions. These sensory and formulation characteristics make it a preferred and versatile choice in a variety of plant based products.
VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate supports front-of-package claims that consumers are shopping for. The organic pea protein isolate:
- Contains a minimum of 80 percent protein, helping manufacturers reach the 10 grams (or more) per serving needed for “excellent source of protein” claims in the U.S.
- Is certified by QAI, supporting “USDA organic” claims
- Can reduce and replace major allergens, such as dairy and eggs
- Supports “gluten-free” claims
- Offers consumers non-GMO assurance
- Allows manufacturers to respond to consumer desire for “free-from” foods and beverages
- Supports “vegetarian” and “vegan” claims because it does not contain animal products
*The ultimate decisions on how to identify claims on food packages remains with our customers. The ability to make such claims will depend on the use and application of Ingredion’s products.
The launch of VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate proceeds Ingredion’s December 2018 announcement outlining $140 million of strategic investments to further position the company with an expanded, broad range of plant-based proteins to support global demand. The investments were made to accelerate the future production of plant-based proteins at two facilities in North America, assuring a local, steady supply.
“VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate is not only an important step forward for Ingredion’s new growth platform but underscores our commitment to accelerating plant-based protein production globally,” said Yadu Dar, Ingredion’s director, strategic business development and alliance management. “This means manufacturers now have access to a high-functioning, organic plant-based protein with a safe and reliable supply – enabling them to create high-protein products that meet and exceed consumer expectations.”
Unlike other pea proteins on the market, VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate is part of Ingredion’s broad and growing line of plant protein solutions (flours, concentrates and isolates), which includes a non-organic option, VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 pea protein isolate. The portfolio is backed by Ingredion’s research and expertise in plant protein, ensuring that ingredients are closely monitored throughout the supply chain and meet the highest standards for safety, quality and consistency.
Ingredion’s full range of plant-based solutions enables manufacturers to find the right protein to meet consumer demand across a wide variety of applications. The experts at Ingredion’s Idea Labs innovation centers use science-based problem solving to create protein solutions that support consumer-preferred claims and labels. Whether the goal is achieving nutritional balance, reformulating for organic or free-from claims or simply adding more protein, Ingredion’s array of protein flours, concentrates and isolates has a solution to fit every product need.