Protein is an essential in our diets. However, with consumers today becoming more concerned with ethical and sustainability issues regarding animal protein, manufacturers can instead turn to vegetable protein to fortify food and beverages with, so as to meet consumers’ protein requirements. By Dr Catherine Lefranc-Millot, senior nutrition & health R&D manager, Roquette
Located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, this major investment will address the growing demand for plant proteins.
Sidel, in conjunction with Roquette, a bio refining group, has introduced new chemicals that use renewable agricultural materials in place of fossil-based ones.
The new bio-based polyesters could potentially be used in PET packaging development, leading to increased transparency, UV resistance and a heightened resistance to high temperatures.
Leading names within the beverage industry, such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé are already exploring the possibilities of bottles being made from fully renewable resources, and are said to already been assessing the most promising options to incorporate these bottles into their production line.