Ingredion Introduces U.S.-made Pea Protein, Starch

March 08th 2021

Ingredion has opened new pea based manufacturing facility in Nebraska.

Ingredion Incorporated has made two new additions to its plant-based portfolio produced at the company’s new pea protein manufacturing facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska ̶ Vitessence Pulse 1853 pea protein isolate and Purity P 1002 pea starch.

The ingredient solutions are 100 percent sustainably sourced from North American farms, enabling food and beverage manufacturers to create innovative plant-based food and beverages.

“I am incredibly proud of this milestone and our employees, particularly the team in Nebraska, who rallied together to make today a reality,” said Ingredion President and CEO Jim Zallie. “We are committed to shaping the future of plant-based food — and we’re continually investing to help our customers formulate and innovate in this rapidly developing space. I am confident that by working together, we will fulfill our purpose of bringing together the potential of people, nature and technology to make life better.”

The new pea isolate and pea starch join the company’s portfolio of plant-based proteins and ingredients, which includes the plant protein concentrates and flours produced in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan.

With the introduction of the South Sioux City, Nebraska pea protein facility, the company is now the only manufacturer in North America to offer “produced in the U.S. and Canada” plant protein isolate, concentrate, flour and starch products ranging from <10% to 85% protein on a dry basis.

These on-trend, high-quality ingredients are backed by the plant protein experts of Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centers, who bring a global reach and local knowledge to manufacturers looking to boost protein and solve texture challenges sustainably.

“The addition of higher protein pulses capitalizes on our ability to help our customers deliver consumer-preferred food and beverages to global markets,” said Jorgen Kokke, Ingredion’s executive v.p. and president, Americas. “By combining our expertise and product formulation capabilities with high-quality ingredients, we are well positioned to be a reliable supplier supporting our customers with breakthrough, innovative plant-based solutions.”

Vitessence Pulse 1853 pea protein isolate offers 85% protein (dry basis) to heighten protein content across a variety of applications and does not label as a major allergen. Sourced in North America and produced at the South Sioux City facility, the pea protein isolate enables manufacturers to meet consumer demand for increased protein delivery, clean labels and sustainable sourcing.
Purity P 1002 native pea starch combines versatility and clean-label appeal to deliver just-right texture for applications as diverse as plant based cheese, gelatin-free confectionery and gluten-free baked goods.


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