Proof-of-concept study shows use of wood-derived protein ingredient used in food-grade product prototypes
DURHAM, N.C. – June 10, 2020: Arbiom announced today that its first commercial protein ingredient, SylPro®, can successfully be included in alternative meat applications.
Arbiom completed a proof-of-concept study in partnership with a leading extrusion R&D organization to evaluate SylPro for use in human food applications and existing meat alternative products. In the study, SylPro was used in meat analog product prototypes in place of conventional plant-based protein ingredients. In particular, SylPro successfully replaced critical ingredients including soy, pea, and wheat gluten without compromising taste or product quality. The results demonstrate the potential for SylPro to replace ingredients that play a functional role in the final product, such as binding, but may have restrictions due to allergen concerns, in the case of wheat or soy, or sourcing concerns, in the case of egg.
“Arbiom’s vision is to offer a new protein ingredient to several markets, with study results showing proven-performance across a wide range of feed and food formulations,” said Arbiom CEO, Marc Chevrel.
“We are excited to offer SylPro as a viable protein source for companies developing plant-based alternatives to meat and animal proteins,” Chevrel said.