Fieldcraft is an ingredient marketplace for food and beverage brands and manufacturers. In this article, we take a deeper dive into some of the ingredients offered by plant protein suppliers.
Featuring a higher protein count, a lower fat content, and an appealing roasted almond flavor, this Almond Protein is fitting for many ingredient solutions, whether it’s for plant-based protein blends, sports nutrition, defatted nut butters or a wide array of food and beverage applications.
Microbes are used to make products using renewable, plant-based inputs in a sustainable fermentation process. The result is a bioactive with exquisite functionality and unmatched purity. Experts work with buyers to personalize new Biodesigned Proteins, using a proprietary computational biology platform, and can design unique molecules with tailored nutritional and functional properties such as texture and amino acid profiles.
Chickpea Protein has 80% protein, natural foaming capabilities, and a neutral, savory flavor. The protein can be specifically designed for more delicate formulations, like baked goods and dairy alternatives.
Coffee Bean Protein
Newly developed Organic Green Coffee Bean Protein is ideal for blends and provides excellent flavor, and silky-smooth texture.
As a high protein alternative to pea and soy proteins, Fava Protein and Fava Bean Protein Isolate have a complete amino acid profile with unique gelling qualities, water-retention capacity and savory flavor profile. Additional attributes include silky texture with a neutral, savory flavor and a naturally higher in protein and potassium levels than similar plant-based proteins.
This partially defatted cold-pressed Organic Flaxseed Protein is made from organic and non-GMO flaxseeds and made with a smooth texture and slightly nutty / neutral taste.
This protein is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and nutritionally dense. Hemp Protein that’s available in 23%, 33% and 50% protein concentrations, and also 25% and 70%.
A 75% high-purity hemp seed protein can be used in meat alternatives, baked goods, and plant-based beverages. Only the white inner heart of the hemp seed is used, so this protein has exceptional flavor, texture and functional properties for a smoother sensory experience across many applications.
Richlea and Red Crimson Lentils are used to make conventional and Organic Protein Concentrate. This concentrate is derived from the mechanically milled and separated portion of the dehulled, dry and cleaned lentil and is used in a wide variety of formulations.
Lupin Bean Protein
Sweet lupin bean protein is a clean label ingredient with a very high natural protein potency. This Lupin Bean Protein has 60% protein and 80% protein.
Known as ‘The Miracle Tree,’ Moringa is one of nature’s most nutritious foods and is a nutrient dense and indigenous source of plant-based protein. It contains 46 powerful antioxidants, 9 vitamins, 9 minerals, 90 nutrients and 18 amino acids. This Moringa Protein is obtained from the ground seed kernel after the seeds are cold-pressed for oil and contains 60% protein.
Mung Bean Protein
Mung beans are an ancient nitrogen-fixing legume and are high in nutrients and antioxidants. Organic Mung Bean Protein has 70% protein.
Oats are one of the highest cereal grain sources of protein. Oat Protein Isolate is a novel ingredient that comes with a minimum 80% protein content and available in conventional and Organic.
This protein is rich in valuable amino acids and has no major common allergies. Made from US-based organic and non-GMO sources, Organic Pea Protein is made from yellow peas and manufactured without the use of any chemical solvents, designed for applications where high solubility, high functionality, excellent dispersability, and small particle size are required. A proprietary process is designed to have a bland taste and is perfect for applications such as dry beverage blends, ready-to-drink products, meat alternatives, vegan spreads, and emulsified products.
Organic Pea Protein Concentrate, Textured Pea Protein and Pea Protein Isolate are available in both conventional and Organic. There are also pea proteins with a focus on sustainability and fair trade practices.
Potato Protein Isolate increases that “full” feeling. Consumers know when they feel full faster, they eat less. The potato is one of the most satisfying, filling foods per calorie-consumed. This protein is made solely from potatoes and delivers a 40% concentration of Pl-2. This protease inhibitor signals both the brain and the GI tract that the stomach is full.
Pumpkin Seed Protein
There are several varieties of Pumpkin Seed Protein based on concentration levels, functional options and commercial supply. Pepitas are cold-pressed to remove most of their oil content in order to increase shelf life and protein concentration. Similar to the nutrient dense seeds, this protein is a good source of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium and potassium, and a rich source of protein dependent upon the serving size used.
For an Organic option, a partially defatted Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein is made from AA grade Organic, non-GMO pumpkin seeds. It has a minimum of 60% protein content with a light green color, smooth texture and slightly nutty and neutral taste.
Rice Protein has a complete amino acid profile, low heavy metal levels and is a high protein staple in dry RTM blends. This protein has a mild, neutral flavor that is easily masked and it can be used in both sweet and savory formulas.
Available in conventional and Organic Hydrolyzed Brown Rice Protein and Brown Rice Protein Isolate, a patented allergen-friendly source from whole grain Rice Protein, available in 80% and 90% protein levels, Suspension Grade Rice Protein, minimizing the previous challenges of formulating with ancient brown rice protein, and finally, a naturally extracted Organic Brown Rice Protein with 80% Protein.
Sacha Inchi Protein
Sacha Inchi Protein is a light tan-colored, 60% protein that is highly digestible with an excellent amino acid profile. This novel, natural protein has a fresh green, nut flavor, making it a great stand-alone protein powder for smoothies or the perfect ingredient for bars, desserts, beverages or baking. It can be included wherever protein and Omega-3s are called for.
One of the most popular protein additives, non-GMO Soy Protein is ideal for RTM protein blends and enhances moisture retention. Also check out Soy Protein Isolate, offered in both conventional and Organic.
Sunflower Seed Protein
This partially defatted Organic Sunflower Seed Protein made from Organic, non-GMO sunflower seeds. It has a minimum of 50% protein content with a light off-white color, a smooth texture and slightly nutty / neutral taste.
Tara Protein is one of the newest plant-based proteins on the market offering a high concentration of both protein and fiber, all while being allergen-free, non-GMO, non-chemically processed, gluten-free, sustainably farmed and available in conventional and Organic. This ingredient has approximately 47% protein and 16 amino acids—including all nine of the essential amino acids.
Tomato Seed Protein
One of the only fruit based proteins on the market, Tomato Seed Protein has a full range of essential amino acids.
Gro-Tein is 80% protein washed from flour and dried in a controlled environment to produce a consistent, natural product and Heartland is 75%, both are produced in the US.