CHICAGO — Archer Daniels Midland Co. is introducing a range of innovative wheat protein concentrates, Nutriance. This is the new addition to the company’s range of ingredients and solutions for taste, function and nutrition. Ideal for clean label solutions, Nutriance delivers 85% protein and has a high glutamine content, as well as digestibility. ADM will be featuring the new wheat protein concentrate at Fi Europe.
|Lutz Guderjahn, managing director, corn, Europe at ADM|
“At ADM, we are continually looking to expand our extensive ingredient toolbox, to enable our customers to create food and beverage products that will appeal to today’s increasingly discerning, health-conscious consumer,” said Lutz Guderjahn, managing director, corn, Europe at ADM.
Historically, incorporating high levels of protein and glutamine into food and beverage products has been difficult to achieve with an appealing taste and texture. ADM noted, with good water solubility, a neutral taste and creamy color, Nutriance helps developers to overcome these challenges – regardless of whether they are looking to formulate for a beverage, bar, biscuit, cake or meal replacement application. Nutriance was recognized as a ‘Protein of the Future’ at the French Innovation Awards, presented at Fi Europe 2015.
“Nutriance is a source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which makes it the ideal solution for developers looking to reach the growing number of active or elderly consumers choosing to take a more holistic approach to their health,” Mr. Guderjahn said. “Whether they are following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, or looking for natural positioning, this hydrolyzed wheat-sourced protein concentrate ticks all the boxes and we’re extremely excited to add it to our already vast ingredient portfolio.”
Nutriance is ADM’s most recent venture into concentrates from wheat. In July, the company completed the acquisition of Chamtor, a French producer of wheat-based sweeteners and starches. The French facility produces glucose, starch and proteins from wheat.
In 2015, ADM purchased full ownership of corn wet mills in Bulgaria and Turkey, and a 50% stake in a wet mill in Hungary. Last year, the company acquired a sweetener and starch facility in Morocco, and announced expansion plans for the Turkey and Bulgaria plants.