Growing appetite for plant-based products drives ADM to expand European production of non-GMO protein concentrate
To meet the growing demand for high quality plant-based proteins in the European market, ADM has announced its plans in expanding the production of non-GMO soy protein concentrate at its facility in Europoort, the Netherlands.
The European facility started producing non-GMO soy protein concentrate, which is available as a powder and will be suitable for all types of food applications. With ADM’s ingredient pantry and expertise, the company is confident in providing its customers not only with soy protein as a standalone ingredient but can also help incorporate it into tailored nutrition solutions to satisfy growing market and consumer trends.
George Perujo, product management EMEAI, human nutrition, ADM, said: “We know that one thing consumers aren’t willing to compromise on is taste, and as the company that can provide both plant-based protein ingredients and flavour systems and solutions, ADM is a one-stop solution to help customers meet the growing demand in this market.”
This production expansion adds ADM’s vast plant-based protein ingredient portfolio, which combined with ADM’s extensive expertise in systems, flavours and application development, helps give operators an edge in creating the latest food and beverage product innovations.
Perujo concluded: “With more consumers adopting a flexitarian diet, the need for plant-based solutions continues to grow in Europe. And besides being conscious about sourcing, Europeans are more likely to pay attention to the non-GMO status of their ingredients, so European origination and production was an important factor when we were considering options for this expansion. The Europoort facility has long-standing technological capabilities as well as a proven track record in the production of soy protein concentrate, so it was the ideal choice for this expansion.”