Proteins are the main building blocks for the human body and are an essential part of our daily diet. We consume proteins to build and repair our bodies. The market tendency is to offer sustainable sources of proteins and alternatives to traditional source of proteins like meat, poultry or fish.
Different types of protein
Proteins for industrial use derive from vegetable and animal sources. There are traditional types like soya and wheat commonly known and used over decades but the market looks for alternatives. Thus a whole spectrum of plant-based proteins with a traditional source exists such as rice, pea or potato proteins. We also see coming up plant-based proteins being recognized as Novel Food such as hemp, sacha inchi, water lentil, fava bean and algae. Even if the plant trend is strongly booming, animal proteins are still being used thanks to their unique nutritional value and properties. Products like gelatin and collagen, dairy proteins or egg proteins play an important role to build proper recipes and value for the consumer.
For many consumers alternative sources of proteins like plant proteins, pulses, nuts or seeds became already part of the daily diet but more and more new sources of proteins like algae, fungi or insects come to common usage in food industry.
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