Merit Functional Foods launches certified organic pea protein ingredient

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Merit Functional Foods has launched its first USDA Certified Organic pea protein ingredient, Organic Peazazz C850.

Image courtesy of Merit Functional Foods

Image courtesy of Merit Functional Foods

Merit Functional Foods (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) has launched its first USDA Certified Organic pea protein ingredient, Organic Peazazz C850. The ingredient is certified by Ecocert.

“Organic protein is undoubtedly more laborious, as it requires stricter growing processes, stringent regulations, and unique filtration processes to get it right,” said Merit Co-CEO Ryan Bracken, in a press release. “For that reason, Certified Organic options are scarce in the market with limited availability. But because of the consumer demand for alternative protein sources, we have put in the work to make organic pea protein scalable, accessible, and the highest quality to meet this growing market. Our unique membrane filtration process makes this premium option possible, meaning that now, organic protein tastes and functions better than ever before.”

Merit’s organic pea protein provides plant-based food and beverage manufacturers functional benefits such as solubility, viscosity, and textural improvements, as well as nutritional benefits such as low sodium and 85% protein. These attributes make the ingredient ideal for a range of applications, including ready-to-drink beverages, protein bars, ready-to-mix protein powder, and dairy alternatives.

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