DuPont expands plant-based range with new pea and soy protein nuggets

USA – The global ingredients and food provider, DuPont has launched new plant-based protein nuggets, expanding the DuPont™ Danisco® range featuring protein and healthy snacking.

The company has unveiled six new plant protein nuggets featuring pea and soy protein options that add crunchy texture and higher protein content to food products.

The new range find applications in snacks, cereals, nutritional bars, addressing the need for plant-based diets, protein and healthy snacking.

Launched under the SUPRO® and TRUPRO™ product range, the variants offer more protein or less sodium than previous offerings, and comes in different formats and textures, said the company.

In addition to increasing protein content in food products, the ‘nuggets’ or ‘crisps’ deliver a crispy and crunchy texture.

“These new nuggets broaden our range of plant protein options that drive high protein content and unique textures,” said Jean Heggie, Strategic Marketing Lead.

“Our plant-based nuggets help manufacturers differentiate their brands with improved nutritional profiles and exceptional eating experiences.”

SUPRO® NUGGETS 310 LS soy protein nugget offers 80% protein and less than 120 mg sodium per 100g, ideal in applications requiring less sodium.

DuPont has also expanded its SUPRO® Soy Protein Nuggets with a new Cocoa range which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, delivering 82% protein.

The pea protein range is derived from conventionally grown, non-GM yellow peas and offers 70% protein.

The nugget varieties deliver exceptional taste and texture benefits, enabling brand owners to create healthy snacks with a superior eating experience.

DuPont’s Danisco® portfolio, also includes options for digestive wellness, sugar reduction, increased fiber and more.

According to Euromonitor, snack bars are expected to experience rapid expansion with strong growth in Latin America (5.0% CAGR), Europe (4.3% CAGR), and North America (2.4% CAGR).

“Snacking is an increasing trend around the globe, particularly among younger consumers.

Our market research has revealed that more than two-thirds of Millennials eat at least two snacks a day, and that they are more likely to opt for high-protein snacks than any other age group,” said Chris Schmidt, Bar Industry Team Leader, NAFTA.

“Applications like nutrition bars are well-positioned to deliver against consumer demands for high-protein, convenient and portable snacks that provide great sensory qualities.”

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