EverGrain to share new research on EverPro upcycled barley protein: IFT FIRST 2023 Preview


The company will share results of a recent study showing that EverPro offers “superior solubility and digestibility” over pea and soy proteins.

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AB InBev’s EverGrain (Chicago) group will showcase its flagship EverPro barley protein ingredient at the 2023 IFT FIRST Food Expo taking place in Chicago on July 16-19, 2023, at booth S4762. At the show, EverGrain will share newly published research on EverPro and provide samples of its EverPro Original and Clear ingredients to show attendees.

The new study, conducted by researchers from University College Cork and published in the journal Foods1, “shows that EverPro—a first-of-its-kind barley protein made from upcycling raw BSG [brewer’s spent grain] material into a powdered ingredient—is a more complete protein that delivers superior solubility and digestibility compared to well-studied pea and soy,” the company’s press release states. It says the study showed that EverPro contains all nine essential amino acids and that it is 100% soluble, compared to the 22% and 52% solubility offered by pea and soy isolates, respectively. This makes EverPro “among the most digestible proteins and very quickly absorbed,” the press release adds.

One of the study authors, Elke Arendt, MSc, PhD, DSc, added, “As the desire and the need for sustainable food choices increases, we need to be identifying and studying emerging ingredients that can deliver function and nutrition. Upcycled BSG is unique in that it delivers both high quality and quantity of protein, has the solubility to perform optimally in beverages, and can deliver ample supply around the world, as it makes up about 85% of the brewing process’s waste stream.”

EverPro is also said to have very low viscosity, resulting in a smooth texture compared to the gritty and chalky texture of some plant proteins, and offer a mild-to-neutral taste. It is especially ideal for products like alternative milks “which are typically void of nutrition,” the firm states.


  1. Jaeger, A.; Sahin, A.W.; Nyhan, L.; Zannini, E.; Arendt, E.K. Functional properties of brewer’s spent grain protein isolate: The missing piece in the plant protein portfolio. Foods. 2023, 12 (4), 798. DOI: 10.3390/foods12040798
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