ADM launches textured pea- and wheat-protein ingredients for meat alternatives

September 28, 2020

ADM launched Arcon T textured pea proteins, Prolite MeatTEX textured wheat protein, and Prolite MeatXT non-textured wheat protein to improve the texture and density of meat alternatives.

ADM (Chicago, IL) launched Arcon T textured pea proteins, Prolite MeatTEX textured wheat protein, and Prolite MeatXT non-textured wheat protein to improve the texture and density of meat alternatives. Two forms of Arcon T textured pea protein are available: one that is a blend of pea protein and chickpeas and the other blends pea protein with navy beans.

“The key to winning over consumers with plant proteins is fine-tuning the product for optimal sensory appeal. It is essential to get aspects like taste and texture just right,” said Jacquelyn Schuh, ADM’s product marketing director for alternative proteins, in a press release. “ADM is the only company offering a full portfolio of textured soy, wheat, and pea proteins which unlocks a virtually limitless range of possibilities for creating exciting new products in the plant protein space.”

Prolite MeatTEX textured wheat protein and its non-textured counterpart Prolite MeatXT wheat protein contribute meat-like texture to meat and seafood alternative products, offering a clean taste and a blank-slate color base. They offer water absorption and hydration speeds that enhance processing efficiency and reliability. Arcon T textured pea proteins deliver improved hydration properties with a high PDCAAS score, minimized off notes and a light color. 

These products do not require allergen statements, so they are perfectly suited for allergen-free products.