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Blendtek Ingredients and Bunge team up to distribute plant protein in North America

September 7, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Collaboration will bring soy, pea, and pulse protein solutions in scale to growing market

Cambridge, Ont. – Canadian-based Blendtek Ingredients Inc., an ingredient solutions and product development company, will work with Bunge, a food and ingredients company, to bring a range of plant proteins to more customers in the plant alternatives and other markets in North America.

In addition to distributing Bunge’s protein portfolio to key market segments, Blendtek will provide product formulation expertise and blending capabilities to help customers quickly meet rising consumer demand.

Under the agreement, Blendtek will offer Bunge proteins made from soy, pea, faba, lentil, and mung, including concentrates and isolates, as well as powders and textures. These ingredients provide clean taste and neutral colour, many textured shapes and sizes, and powders with an array of solubilities, viscosities, emulsifying abilities, and gel strengths, Blendtek said in a news release.

“Knowing the plant-protein needs of our customers, we are thrilled to be joining forces with a global ingredient leader like Bunge, which enables us to bring unmatched protein solutions together with our application expertise to maximize customer growth,” said Kris Rogers, vice-president of sales for Blendtek.

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Bunge’s proteins can be used to make many products in categories such as meat and dairy alternatives, sports and nutrition, snacks, bakery, pet and processed meat. It includes options that support non-GMO, allergen-free, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free claims.

“Bunge and Blendtek share a commitment to working closely with customers to provide the right combination of quality ingredients and application expertise to support the creation of stand-out plant-based foods and beverages that deliver exceptional sensory experiences,” said Rick Jackson, director of protein sales for Bunge in North America.


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