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Plant Protein

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.

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Functional benefits

Satisfying and nourishing, protein's functional benefits are being leveraged in virtually all major categories – from beverages to bakery.

And while plant-based proteins have served as an asset to formulators for decades, today's label-conscious consumers are increasingly embracing their label-friendly appeal.

Label-friendly, plant-based protein

Cargill plant proteins help formulators achieve consumer-pleasing taste and mouthfeel, with enhanced nutritional profiles. They also appeal to consumers seeking more label-friendly food options.

  • Competitive cost-in-use
  • Robust protein content, from 50%–80%
  • Compatible with vegetarian/vegan diets
  • Options available that are non-GM* and certified organic

Tips to create plant-based meat alternatives



In this section

Our plant-based proteins deliver consistent performance and in many cases may help reduce your costs and increase your yield.

Solution Spotlight

Almond Poppy Seed Protein Muffin
Irresistibly moist crumb texture delivers:
• 6g of protein
• 1g of fiber
• 14g of sugar

*Non-GMO – there is no worldwide definition of the term “non-GMO.” The definition of “non-GMO” varies widely from country to country. Some countries have no regulatory definition of “non-GMO,” and some countries consider a product to be “non-GMO” if it is exempt from mandatory GMO-labeling in that country. Requirements for mandatory GMO-labeling also vary widely from country to country. Various private standards groups and certifying agencies have also developed their own definitions of and standards for non-GMO.

Flex Appeal [Infographic]

Flexible + Vegetarian Appeal Plant Protein Supplier

The term “flexitarian” (flexible + vegetarian) was originally coined to describe a plant-centric weight-loss plan. In recent years, the approach has gained momentum as an easy-to-follow style of eating that supports personal health and values.


Plant-based Protein White Paper

Seeding Innovation Whitepaper

Plant-based products are rising to a whole new level of consumer interest and popularity, while prompting key strides in new product development.

The Growing Appeal of Plant Based Everything

Plant-based builk ingredients

The concept of plant-based eating has gained a luster that has rarely been equaled in the food and beverage industry. Learn more about this growing appeal.


Fertile Ground for Innovation in Plant Protein

Beefing up meat alterative space

Demand for meat alternatives is booming, as U.S. consumers modify their protein preferences to include a healthy dose of plants.



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.