There are several challenges in formulating plant-based products. It must of course taste good, and the nutritional value is also very important, since leaving out meat will also mean leaving out proteins. Texture is a very important part of the total eating experience.
With the right ingredients it is possible to develop delicious, tasty plant-based food products with the right texture, a good bite and good nutritional value.
BeneoPro W-Tex textured wheat protein provides texture very similar to that of meat and is therefore well-suited for complete or partial substitution of meat. One part textured wheat protein combined with two parts water replaces meat 1:1 and with a protein content of approx. 67 %, it is an excellent substitution to meat.
BeneoPro W-Tex is very easy to work with. Unlike other textured protein sources such as pea protein and soy protein which can tend to have a bitter aftertaste, wheat protein has a completely neutral taste. It is therefore very easy to add flavour to the product and there is no need for taste-masking off-flavours.
The textured wheat protein is very simple and fast to hydrate and can very easily be used in the production without any need to adjust the process. After hydration, BeneoPro W-Tex is very stable keeping its’ texture. The example below illustrates how easy it is to make meaty, savoury vegetarian nuggets with BeneoPro W-Tex. The perfect, complete taste is achieved by adding a good natural meat flavouring.
Textured wheat protein
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