CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO — Blendtek Ingredients, Inc., a supplier of premier ingredient solutions, detailed its new partnership with Bunge, a global food and ingredients company, to launch a range of plant-based proteins in North America. As part of the collaboration, Blendtek will distribute Bunge’s protein portfolio, which can be used in the pet and pet food industries.
“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 at Blendtek.
Blendtek will offer its customers Bunge’s plant-based proteins made from soy, pea, faba, lentil, and mung in a variety of formats, powders and textures, as well as concentrates and isolates. Bunge’s plant-based range offers a clean taste, neutral colors, textured shapes and sizes in various solubilities, viscosities, gel strengths and emulsifying abilities.
The plant-based proteins can be used in many food industry categories, including meat, dairy, snacks, bakery, processed meat and pet nutrition products. The portfolio also includes non-GMO, allergen-free, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options.
“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 North America. “We are excited to work with Blendtek to offer a broader set of customers these benefits with the speed and agility needed to accelerate their growth.”
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