Dairy supplier FrieslandCampina and Canadian pulse processor AGT Foods have joined forces to launch new plant proteins, according to Dairy Reporter.

The Plantaris range marks FrieslandCampina’s first foray into the plant market. In collaboration with AGT Foods, she has developed two products that she says offer a better tasting protein formula: Plantaris Pea Isolate 85 and Plantaris Faba Isolate 90 A. Compared to similar products, FrieslandCampina and AGT Foods claim that Isolates are largely free from the residue flavors typically found in legume products. He conducted a sensory analysis and found that the finished products made with their ingredients offered a cleaner, more neutral taste.

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The new isolates are cream colored, easy to dissolve, and remain stable at high temperatures, making them suitable for a wide variety of applications. They are also extracted without the use of harsh chemicals and are completely gluten free. Both companies hope the ingredients will provide flexitarian consumers with more diverse protein choices and provide brands with an attractive new ingredient that will meet consumers’ expectations for taste and pleasure.

Murad Al-Kitab, President and CEO of AGT Foods, told Dairy Reporter: “The food and nutrition world is responding quickly to changing consumer demands. Collaboration and innovation are key elements in unlocking opportunities in the plant market.

Herman Ermens, President of Ingredients at FrieslandCampina also spoke to Dairy Reporter: “At FrieslandCampina Ingredients, we know proteins. It’s in our DNA. And because of that, we know we have value to add to this space. By partnering with AGT, one of the leading innovators in the field of plant-based ingredients, we want to help our customers seize the opportunities of this growing market by presenting high quality dairy and plant ingredients side by side. Our partnership opens up vast possibilities for innovation and the creation of precisely targeted end products for today’s consumers.