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13th October 2022  Content supplied by: Roquette Freres

Roquette Launches a New Line of Organic Pea Ingredients to Address Consumer Demand

Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins, has announced the launch of a new line of organic pea ingredients: organic pea starch and organic pea protein. These ingredients are produced at its plant in Portage la Prairie (MB, Canada) and supported by peas sourced from a network of organic pea growers from Canada. With these new solutions, Roquette enables its customers to choose the food they want to offer to consumers with quality, reliability, and full traceability back to the farm.

Roquette partners with farmers to achieve premium organic ingredients bringing sustainable and
trusty proteins and starches to customers through a unique and best-in-class supply chain.

Addressing organic food and beverage markets

There is a food revolution underway that is changing how people eat: 30% of global consumers
report having increased their consumption of organic products over the past 12 months, especially
millennials. Organic products are part of this revolution, driven by consumer demand for more natural
and nutritious products (sources: Innova Health and Nutrition Surveys 2020 and 2021).
The growth is particularly noticeable in regions such as North America and Western Europe,
accounting for more than 80% of the total organic food and beverage markets (source: Euromonitor, Passport 2022).

Roquette, the best partner for organic all over the world.
Roquette’s close partnership with pea growers, combined with a state-of-the-art plant designed for
organic ingredient production, establishes a strong position to be the best partner for all of the actors
of the whole value chain. To offer these premium organic pea-based solutions, Roquette relies on
its farmers’ network who are growing organic peas on the security of the supply and the certification
of its production facility.

According to Jeremy Burks, Senior Vice President of Plant Proteins at Roquette: “From America
to Europe, from the field to the plate, we want to provide trusted origin organic ingredients, and
farmers are an essential piece of this organic strategy. We know from which farm our organic pea
comes from as we are involved all throughout the value chain. This new organic pea line is a
milestone of the food revolution to which Roquette is so committed

Create sustainable, nutritious, and reliable products
Our expertise in plant-based ingredients, developed over almost 90 years, gives us considerable
advantages to be at the forefront of this shift and provide our customers with innovative solutions for
tastier, healthier, and more sustainable foods. We run our organic line with high levels of traceability
and responsibility to keep on indulging consumer appetites while supporting their changing habits
said Pascal Leroy, Senior Vice President of Core Ingredients at Roquette.

Compared to similar plant-based solutions on the market, Roquette oversees all production phases,
from the field to the ingredient. By extracting the value of all the components of the pea – from starch
to protein – Roquette honors its group commitment to providing the world with sustainable and
premium solutions while inspiring good practices and thriving with its customers.

Roquette is first launching the range of pea starch and pea protein ingredients in North America,
Mexico and Europe, with a rollout planned for other markets. This new organic line is perfectly
adapted for specialized nutrition, non-dairy, or meat alternative markets.

The new line of organic pea protein isolate comes in addition to the already available NUTRALYS®
organic textured proteins in EU and US markets.

Our teams created these great products based on consumer needs by leveraging our longstanding
expertise in plant proteins and peas. This launch, just five months after NUTRALYS® organic textured
protein, reflects Roquette’s ambition to speed up innovation to keep pace with new consumer trends
and to continue to be the partner of choice for customers who share our passion for plant-based
,” said Jeremy Burks

Explore the NUTRALYS® family of ingredients here or contact the supplier for details using the green "Request Information" button below.



Date Published: 13th October 2022

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