ST. LOUIS — DuPont Nutrition & Health has added six plant protein nuggets to its Supro and Trupro product range. The new ingredients contain more protein or less sodium than previous offerings, and they come in an array of formats and textures for use in applications such as nutrition bars, snacks and cereal.

The new Supro Nuggets 310 LS, an oval-shaped soy protein nugget, is 80% protein (dry basis) and less than 120 mg sodium per 100 grams. DuPont Nutrition & Health also expanded its range of Supro soy protein nuggets with cocoa. Supro Nuggets 393 has an irregular, flake-like appearance. Supro Nuggets 385 has a larger barrel shape. Supro Nuggets 398 has a traditional oval shape.

The Trupro range features pea protein ingredients that are 70% protein (dry basis) and non-G.M.O./non-bioengineered. The new TruPro 1670 pea protein nuggets have a firm texture and oval shape. The new Trupro 1673 pea protein nuggets come in an irregular, flake-like shape that blends well in formulations with high grain, nut or seed content.

“Snacking is an increasing trend around the globe, particularly among younger consumers,” said Chris Schmidt, Bar Industry Team Leader, NAFTA, for DuPont Nutrition & Health, part of DowDuPont Specialty Products division. “Our market research has revealed that more than two-thirds of millennials eat at least two snacks a day, and that they are more likely to opt for high-protein snacks than any other age group.

“Applications like nutrition bars are well-positioned to deliver against consumer demands for high-protein, convenient and portable snacks that provide great sensory qualities.”

DuPont Nutrition & Health cited data from Euromonitor International forecasting snack bar sales to have compound annual growth rates through 2023 of 2.4% in North America, 5% in Latin America and 4.3% in Europe.