Plant protein for plant-based dairy alternatives
Plant-based dairy alternatives have a growing flexitarian fan base that goes far beyond vegetarians and vegans. This is thanks to prevailing trends around personal health, sustainability and animal welfare. As nature-derived, familiar ingredients with positive consumer health perceptions, plant proteins serve as the backbone for these products, providing protein enrichment and key functionality.
Hybrid products, combining dairy and plant-based protein, are also increasingly appearing on the shelves. These products leverage the best of both worlds: the indulgence provided by animal proteins and the nutritional improvement and diverse protein profile afforded by plant-based proteins. In either case, pea protein is rapidly establishing itself as a preferred plant protein solution: pea protein is making big strides forward in popularity and use in new launches of plant-based dairy alternatives is growing.
The protein range for plant-based dairy alternatives/hybrids
Cargill’s pea proteins are suitable for both pure plant-based alternatives to dairy and use in plant-animal protein blends for hybrid dairy solutions. They easily replace milk proteins in traditional dairy applications, allowing the creation of new non-dairy formulations. Furthermore, they pair well with dairy proteins in hybrid formulations.
- Nutrition – Protein enrichment
- Texture variety
- Smooth, creamy and spoonable texture
- Good solubility and stability at different pH
- Mild flavor versus other pea proteins
- Great emulsification and whipping properties
We offer 2 brands to serve your specific needs for color, taste profile and functional performance in application. Both can be used in alternatives to dairy products with a wide range of desired textures from liquid to creamy and from smooth to firm gel, in neutral and acidic conditions. Either of the two branded pea protein solutions can be a good replacer (or partially) of milk protein in i.e. plant-based (frozen) desserts, alternatives to dairy-based cheeses & yogurts, non-dairy-based creams, plant-based alternatives to milk and plant-based baking margarine.
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Pea protein isolates in powder form:
Puris™ Pea* 870
* Puris™ Pea is a licensed trademark of Puris Proteins
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.