Food & Beverage

Plant Proteins

For manufacturers of plant-based proteins, we offer everything from start-up to commissioning and plant maintenance, helping you to ensure successful, sustainable operations.

Make the right investments in plant proteins

As the need for sustainable food production becomes more acute, plant proteins are emerging as an increasingly important food ingredient. Plant proteins are an essential element of plant-based foods – burgers, minced vegetables, sausages and more.  

Success in this fast-changing market comes down to wise, timely investments in the right strategies, technologies and partners. With protein extraction as our core competency, we are here to help you capture the opportunity. 

Plant-based protein extraction expertise  

We have developed proven, sustainable protein extraction processes and technologies for a wide range of plant-based sources. Regardless of the raw material or target market, we provide a customised, wall-to-wall process – from wet to dry to end-product.  

Using our upstream and downstream expertise, we can help you establish efficient, sustainable production processes for the plant protein of your choice.  

The right process for your plant protein

The extreme versatility of our technology makes it applicable to many different plant families, while also enabling the production of numerous food and feed ingredients.  

Our unique One-In-All-Out technology concept enables sustainable, efficient production of a wide range of products across many different plant families: 

Starch tuber crops: Potatoes

Leguminous crops: Pea, faba bean, chickpea, mung bean, lupin, lentils 

Other: quinoa, amaranth and others 

Read more about our One-In-All-Out concept.

Tailored functional properties 

High-quality proteins contribute significantly to the desired nutritional and functional properties of vegan and vegetarian products. A protein’s functionality is largely dependent on the extraction process setup and the composition of different protein types and other components, such as lipids, starch and fibres.  

Applying the right extraction process is not only crucial to producing the protein ingredient you require but also to developing tailored functional properties in your plant products – such as foaming, gelling, water binding and oil binding. 

Extracting proteins from potato 

Potato protein is as equally nutritious as egg and soy protein, presenting good opportunities for diversification into new markets. 

Protein is recovered from the fruit juice which remains after concentrating the crude starch & fibre. The recovery process largely involves heat treatment in combination with pH adjustment and separation. For industrial and feed applications, the separated protein is normally dried in a SiccaDania Zeta Dryer. For food application, additional process steps are added including a SiccaDania RO membrane filtration step before finally drying the protein in a SiccaDania Spray Dryer.

Do you want more information?

Ask us how we can help you design or optimise your plant protein manufacturing processes.

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