Plant proteins

Plant the future

Navigating a plant-based world

Protein is top-of-mind for consumers seeking health benefits from their food and beverages. Aside from their nutritional benefits, proteins contribute to fullness, satiety and can add body to a wide range of applications — from spoonable dressings to snack bars and more. 

As demand for plant protein reaches new heights in the food and beverage industry, you've got to move quickly to meet your formulation standards as well as the demands of consumers. Ingredion’s cost-optimized, plant-based solutions and tested experience can help you support the “vegan” and “gluten-free” label claims consumers prefer — while helping you get your plant-based products to market faster. Create clean-label, on-trend products that will keep consumers — and profits — healthy.

Pulse proteins — a force of nature

The future of protein is plant-based, and pulses are leading the way. These nutritional wonders are rich in protein and fiber, free of GMOs and low in allergenicity. They can also enable clean labels and consumer-preferred claims that differentiate your products and strengthen their appeal — especially for consumers moving away from soy and wheat protein. 

That’s why we've invested heavily in next-level operations and supply chain technology for safe, sustainable plant protein sourcing and processing. By ensuring consistent quality and reliable performance, we're making pulse flours and proteins easy to work with — so you can deliver products that score high in consumer-preferred taste, texture and appearance. 

Plant-based protein portfolio

Get a head start on finding the right protein for your application by downloading our all-in-one guide to sustainable plant-based proteins.

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Ingredion’s plant proteins recognized for sustainability excellence

Our Ultra Performance line of plant-based protein solutions has been named the Best Plant-Based Sustainability winner during the 2022 World Plant-Based Awards. This better tasting, more sustainable product line provides great versatility in a variety of applications.

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Sustainable plant-based proteins

See how sustainable plant-based proteins create value for consumers, brands and the planet — download the infographic from Ingredion’s plant-based protein experts.

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Plant protein isolates — 80 to 85% protein*

Boost consumer appeal with our highest levels of protein. VITESSENCE® pea protein isolates offer our highest levels of protein to enable “excellent source of protein” claims.

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Ultra-performance proteins — for even better taste and functionality

If you've been waiting for better taste and functionality in plant protein ingredients, it’s here. Our proprietary physical process results in clean taste, low micro levels and full functionality.

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Plant protein concentrates — 55 to 60% protein*

Deliver in-demand plant protein plus fiber and micronutrients from lentil, pea and faba bean. VITESSENCE® Pulse plant-based protein concentrates deliver balanced nutrition with fiber and micronutrients along with in-demand protein.

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Pulse flours — 10 to 20% protein*

Bake in a natural advantage with clean label, gluten-free solutions from lentil, pea, chickpea and faba bean. HOMECRAFT® Pulse flours are the clean label, gluten-free replacements for other flours and starches.

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Structured vegetable proteins - 65% protein*

Provides texture, chewiness and firmness to help mimic meat in a variety of products.

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Pea starches

Made from the same dried peas used for our protein ingredients, our pea starches can help enhance food such as shredded cheese products, snacks, gluten-free baked goods and confectionery.

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Discover a wealth of plant protein resources

Find expertise to rely on and the solutions you're looking for based on the criteria you select.

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Plant protein ingredients

Drive a new way forward in the future of plant protein

Dare to get ahead of trends and take plant-based foods past the next horizon. The opportunity is there.1

When you partner with Ingredion, the future of sustainably sourced, nutritious, plant-based protein is yours to explore. Our broad portfolio of in-demand ingredients offers a selection of isolates, concentrates and protein-rich flours — all made exclusively from non-wheat and non-soy-based ingredients like peas, lentils, faba beans, chickpeas and more. Let Ingredion’s formulation expertise and dedicated alternative-meat and alternative-dairy centers of excellence help you discover revolutionary ways to accelerate your growth and stay ahead of what’s next.

Imagine a dimension where peas and other plant-proteins rule food

With the introduction of the new pea protein facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska, Ingredion is now the only manufacturer in North America to offer a broad portfolio of "produced in the U.S. and Canada" plant protein isolate, concentrate, flour and starch products.

Enter the Alternative Universe

Which plant proteins bring more to the table?

Discover what’s inside the growth of plant-based proteins. Get the research brief.

Plant-based dairy and plant-based meat

Achieve just-right textures, taste and nutritional profiles in your meat alternatives and plant-based cheese, yogurt and desserts.

Baked goods and snacks

Get exactly the desired level of protein and functionality in enriched baked goods and mixes, and create differentiated vegan snacks that explore new areas beyond wheat and rice.


Balance the body and mouthfeel of your RTD beverages with a shorter ingredient list. Create mixes that shake up fast and offer a protein punch consumers will crave.

Pet food

Enrich the protein and keep a clean label to attract pet owners looking for premium products.

Learn more about texturizers

Whether you’re formulating for a specific characteristic or simply interested in learning more about an ingredient, our Texturizer Solutions page has all the information you need.

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*on a dry basis

Source: 1. International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2020 Food and Health Survey, June 2020

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