ADM expands protein portfolio with textured wheat and pea

New protein ingredients build upon ADM’s extensive portfolio, reaffirming the company’s position in the plant protein market.


ADM has announced the launch of Arcon T textured pea proteins, Prolite MeatTEX textured wheat protein, and Prolite MeatXT non-textured wheat protein. These protein solutions are said to improve the texture and density of meat alternatives, and are particularly useful for achieving consumer-preferred, meat-like texture.

Jacquelyn Schuh, product marketing director for alternative proteins at ADM, commented: “The key to winning over consumers with plant proteins is fine-tuning the product for optimal sensory appeal. It is essential to get aspects like taste and texture just right. ADM offers a full portfolio of textured soy, wheat and pea proteins which unlocks a virtually limitless range of possibilities for creating exciting new products in the plant protein space.”

ADM’s OutsideVoice Protein Segmentation Study found that the top facto motivating consumers in the plant-based category is health and nutrition, while unsatisfactory taste and texture are the top frustrations with the category. ADM’s textured pea and wheat proteins have the ability to overcome this barrier by creating better tasting products with improved texture and colour.

Prolite MeatTEX textured wheat protein and its non-textured counterpart, Prolite MeatXT wheat protein, contribute meat-like texture to meat and seafood alternative products. With “clean taste and a blank-slate colour base”, these functional proteins offer water absorption and hydration speeds that enhance processing efficiency and reliability.

Arcon T textured pea proteins deliver improved hydration properties, and can offer a higher PDCAAS score than other pea proteins on the market, ADM claimed. With minimised off notes and a light colour, these proteins are ideal for meat alternatives. These products do not require allergen statements, so they are suited for allergen-free products.

ADM offers two forms of Arcon T textured pea protein – one which is a blend of pea protein and chickpeas, and another which blends pea proteins with navy beans. Acron T textured pea proteins joins the portfolio alongside ADM’s ProFam pea protein powder, which was launched last year.