Future Food Asia 2021: Potential of pulses in the alt-protein space

Panel discussion on pulses © Future Food Asia

Asia presents a unique opportunity for pulses as people in the region, who traditionally fractionated pulses for starch, now see protein as a useful byproduct

Compared to soy, which is the dominant ingredient for plant-based protein startups from global juggernaut Impossible Foods to Singapore’s Next Gen Foods and China’s Starfield, pulses are a lesser-known ingredient in the alternative protein space, but its application as an ingredient has been growing recently.JUST Egg uses mung beans rich in folic acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins to create egg replacements. Beyond Meat has included mung beans and fava beans in its ingredient list. At the same time, Nestle’s yellow pea-based alternative milk Wunda has also hit the shelves in France,...
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