Cargill plant protein solutions satisfy consumers' hunger for protein-enriched foods and beverages
Cargill plant protein solutions satisfy consumers' hunger for protein-enriched foods and beverages, with delicious flavor and label-friendly appeal that keeps them coming back for more.
Satisfying and nourishing, protein's functional benefits are being leveraged in virtually all major food and beverage categories. For consumers, plant proteins represent a healthy, wholesome way to enhance their diets. They offer other critical functional properties as well – contributing to texture, machinability, shelf life and more – making them a valuable addition to product formulas.
For decades, Cargill plant proteins have helped formulators achieve consumer-pleasing taste and mouthfeel, with enhanced nutritional profiles. In today’s marketplace, these familiar, plant-based ingredients also appeal to consumers seeking more label-friendly food options.
- Competitive cost-in-use
- Robust protein content
- Compatible with vegetarian/vegan diets
Proteins are often referred to as the building blocks of life. Composed of amino acids, these components are credited with creating muscle mass.
Proteins also help immune systems stay strong, support bone health, promote satiety and even contribute to a healthy metabolism. With all these benefits, it is no surprise consumers want to add protein to their diet, and manufacturers want to include them in their recipes.
As an added attraction, in the EU, three health claims* can be considered for proteins**:
- Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
- Protein contributes to growth in muscle mass
- Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass
These affordable, plant-sourced proteins provide functional and nutritional benefits and can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of food applications thanks to their neutral flavor profile. Cargill’s offer includes:
Plant-based Protein White Paper
Plant-based products are rising to a whole new level of consumer interest and popularity, while prompting key strides in new product development.
* Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods.
** These claims may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.