Beneo to showcase faba bean ingredients at this year’s IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo

Beneo to showcase its new faba bean protein concentrate and starch-rich flour during the 2022 IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo taking place July 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Beneo (Chicago, IL) to showcase its new faba bean protein concentrate and starch-rich flour during the 2022 IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo taking place July 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company’s theme this year is “Rooted in Nature – the Power of Plants.” Visitors to Beneo’s booth #S2410 will have the opportunity to learn how its faba bean ingredients can help manufacturers improve texture in meat and dairy alternatives as well as protein enrichment in a variety of food applications.

Beneo’s faba bean ingredients have a creamy mild taste, and suitable for vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diets. Its faba ben protein concentrate can replace animal protein as well as soy protein, with an excellent amino acid profile, high solubility, as well as good emulsifying properties. Beneo’s faba bean starch-rich flour is naturally high in protein, allowing manufacturers to boost protein content in applications such as cereal bars, pasta, snacks, and baked goods.

“It’s clear that plant-based proteins are future-proof proteins that contribute to public health as well as the earth’s well-being,” said Jon Peters, Beneo’s sales director Americas, in a press release. “In April, we announced a $54 million investment into a new pulse processing plant in Offstein, Germany. This investment underscores BENEO’s commitment to providing ingredients with innovative technological properties to enable food and drink manufacturers in the development of exciting plant-based options. In addition, faba bean ingredients contribute to Beneo’s sustainability goals along the entire supply chain.”

Because faba beans fix nitrogen from the air for themselves, growing faba beans reduces fertilizer requirements and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the farm level. Beneo, for its part, strives to source its faba beans at Farm Sustainability AssessmentGolf Level from German farmers. In order to make the faba bean ingredients available to customers globally, the ingredients are being produced in an intermediate facility until the scheduled completion of the new plant in the second half of 2014.