Soy protein concentrate has taste, cost benefits

by Jeff Gelski
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ST. LOUIS — Solae has made its Alpha 5800 and Alpha 5812, two soy protein concentrates in its Alpha 5800 product line, available for use in foods and beverages globally. Potential applications include ready-to-drink and dry blended beverages, frozen desserts, puddings, cream fillings, cheese and yogurt.

“The Alpha 5800 product line is a great solution for alternatives or complements to dairy proteins,” said Michele Fite, vice-president of global marketing and strategy and special business for St. Louis-based Solae. “These products help food manufacturers achieve ingredient cost savings and margin improvement while providing high-quality ingredients, great taste and nutritional benefits for the end consumer.”

The product line uses proprietary membrane technology processing with water extraction. It is different from whole bean extract in that it is lower in sodium, lower in fat, lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein.

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