For Roquette, the new organic pea ingredients help address consumer demand for organic products, offering manufacturers a reliable and traceable supply chain.
Roquette (La Madeleine, France) introduced two new organic pea ingredients—organic pea starch and organic pea protein—produced at its Portage la Prairie plant in Manitoba, Canada and sourced from a network of organic pea growers from Canada. According to Innova Market Insights, 30% of global consumers, particularly millennials, report increased consumption of organic products over the previous 12 months. For Roquette, the new organic pea ingredients help address consumer demand for organic products, offering manufacturers a reliable and traceable supply chain.
“From America to Europe, from the field to the plate, we want to provide trusted origin organic ingredients, and farmers are an essential piece of this organic strategy,” saidJeremy Burks, senior vice president of plant proteins at Roquette, in a press release. “We know from which farm our organic pea comes from as we are involved all throughout the value chain. This new organic pea line is a milestone of the food revolution to which Roquette is so committed.”
“Our expertise in plant-based ingredients, developed over almost 90 years, gives us considerable advantages to be at the forefront of this shift and provide our customers with innovative solutions for tastier, healthier and more sustainable foods. We run our organic line with high levels of traceability and responsibility to keep on indulging consumer appetites while supporting their changing habits,” added Pascal Leroy, senior vice president of Core Ingredients at Roquette.