Vegotein™ MA (VEJ-oh-teen), made from Yellow Peas, is an innovative pea protein meat analogue and extender boasting an 80% protein level. Featuring the soy-free and gluten-free guarantee*, it is shown to be the highest gel strength, water holding capacity and emulsion stability when tested against two other pea protein products. Due to the superior functionality combined with a slightly salty, umami flavor profile, Vegotein™ MA has a primary application for extruded meat analogue products but it can also be considered for multiple other applications.
As a meat extender, Vegotein™ MA does not only increase the yield of meat-based products and save on costs, but also aid the texture and hydration. The label can benefit from reduced fat, cholesterol and calories per serving, while avoiding the addition of allergens, and in some formulations benefit from increased protein per serving.
Our new, unique Axiom ingredient enables manufacturers to provide a functional, nutritious and clean label product in an allergen-friendly modality. It also makes it possible for brands to meet the increasing demand of the loyal vegan market which is larger than it appears, with 65% of households having purchased plant-based alternatives to meat and/or dairy.
Also see our Meat Analogue & Extender Application testing overview, plus other Vegotein™ functional ingredient options.
Advantages of VegOtein™ MA
- Non-GMO Vegan/Vegetarian
- Contributes to a clean label
- Steady commercial supply
- Works well as a binder
- Economical Replaces Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
- Replaces soy and wheat gluten
- Mechanically separated
- No contamination with growth hormones
- Sustainable resource with low carbon footprint
- Aids satiety as a dietary protein source
- Ease of digestibility at all ages
- Naturally cholesterol-free
- Excellent source of iron
- High-protein Vegan/Vegetarian Foods
- Meat Analogue
- Meat Extension (patties, hot dogs, meatballs, etc.)
- Allergen-friendly Foods
- High Viscosity
- Excellent Gelation
- Excellent Emulsion Stability
- Excellent Water Holding Capacity
- Good Dispersibility
- Smooth Mouthfeel