NCC’s Lisa Kelly, Food Technologist, Sales Support, discusses the benefits of Tendra® Fava Protein Isolate and why it’s a game changer.
With new and improved approaches to utilising plant proteins, the market for flexitarian and vegan food products is growing yearly and steadily. As reported previously in our article entitled Protein fortification trend to continue, at NCC we believe that innovation is the key to increasing market share. One of the main challenges of many plant proteins is the taste and texture which can be a hurdle for food producers to overcome when developing or reformulating food products.
Fortunately, there are now exciting new possibilities, our partner Cosun has developed a cutting-edge protein isolate from fava beans. Fava beans, also known as broad beans, we believe are set to take over as the next big plant protein, below we explain why we are confident this to be the case.
Game changer – Tendra® Fava Protein Isolate
Cosun’s new plant protein, Tendra® Fava Protein Isolate was only launched this year (2022) and is a total game changer. Unlike other fava protein on the market, it utilises proprietary extraction technology and a unique purification process. This results in a very neutral plant protein that goes beyond what has been previously possible, in terms of taste purity and solubility. It is the ideal ingredient for food products that require excellent solubility, emulsification or a very mild neutral taste. Regardless, if you are seeking to create a dairy alternative product or enhance a vegan protein shake, Tendra® Fava Protein Isolate is an excellent protein ingredient. Below we list the key benefits, characteristics, and applications.
|Properties||• Homogeneous, off-white powder • Free from objectionable flavours/odours|
|Unique functional benefits||• Mild and neutral taste • in solubility (low viscosity at high inclusion levels) • Highly stable in solution • Excellent emulsification properties|
|Product characteristics||High protein content (>85%) • Good nutritional value • Plant-based • Clean label • Non-GMO • Sustainable crop • Locally grown (Netherlands)|
|Applications||Highly suitable as a functional protein ingredient in products like dairy alternatives, functional drinks, vegan ice cream, cheese and dressings.|
Want to know more?
If you are looking to increase or change the type of protein used in a current food product or develop a new product that contains high level of protein, then we can assist. Here at NCC we have the experience and expertise when it comes to reformulation as well as developing new products. Whatever your food production challenge is we have a solution that will rise to the occasion.
NCC Food ingredients are an award-winning sourcing provider of functional and innovative ingredients. Our customer base ranges from international producers of foods and beverages to small niche artisan creators of fine foods.
For further information on Tendra® Fava Protein Isolate please read the product data sheet here or fill out the form below and we will be in touch.