An essential part of our diet, proteins represent a significant part of our daily nutritional needs. To take full advantage of their potential, Tereos supplies not only high-protein ingredients but also plant-based alternatives which have grown increasingly popular with consumers.

Uses of proteins

Produced from wheat, corn, alfalfa, potatoes and a number of other products, plant proteins are intended for food and animal feed, as well as biosourced materials and cosmetics.

Tereos Starch & Sweeteners’s protein range, which consists of vital wheat gluten, soluble wheat proteins, corn gluten meal and potato protein, delivers value to its customers through its high nutritional value, and several other benefits like high concentration, digestibility, bland taste and palatability. Wheat proteins deliver useful functional features to several feed applications. The binding and texturising properties of vital wheat gluten benefit the extrusion and pelleting processes. Soluble wheat proteins developed by Tereos Starch & Sweeteners combine varying degrees of high dispersibility with properties like emulsification, foaming, and fat binding. Typical applications include liquid starter feeds, fat-filled powders and canned pet food.

Sources of protein

Proteins are key components in all living organisms. They are composed of amino acids arranged in polypeptides that perform important structural and physiological functions in the body.

Wheat proteins

Modified wheat proteins are enzymatically hydrolysed proteins from vital wheat gluten that have increased solubility properties. They are widely used in food and animal feed, as well as in various industrial sectors. Tereos Starch & Sweeteners has developed food grade wheat proteins for a large range of applications. Among the most common are as a replacement for cow’s milk, aqua feed and canned pet food. Mixes containing corn, potato and cassava gluten provide valuable sources of protein for farmers. They have a high nutritional value, but also offer a high concentration, digestibility, bland taste and palatability.

Tereos Starch & Sweeteners offers a wide range of native and modified proteins. Native wheat gluten is supplied to the food industry under the brand name Amygluten® and to the animal feed industry as Amytex®. Modified wheat proteins are sold under the names Meripro® and Solpro® to the food and feed markets. Albumex® and Protimex® are the corn and potato proteins offered by Tereos Starch & Sweeteners to the feed industry.

Improve

It’s a plant protein research platform focusing on functionalities and opportunities. Launched in 2013, it is intended to increase the proportion of plant proteins in the food we eat to help respond to the vital issue of sustainability.

Key figures

240000t

of plant proteins produced by Tereos

40kg

of cereals and 60 m3 of water are needed to produce 1 kg of beef protein

8kg

of cereals and 800 litres of water to generate 1 kg of plant protein