CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — Blendtek Ingredients Inc., a premier ingredient solutions and product development company, on Wednesday announced an agreement with Bunge, a leading global food and ingredients company, to bring diverse range of plant proteins to more customers in the plant alternatives and other markets in North America.
In addition to distributing Bunge’s protein portfolio to key market segments, Blendtek will provide product formulation expertise and blending capabilities to help customers quickly meet rising consumer demand.
Under the agreement, Blendtek will offer Bunge proteins made from soy, pea, faba, lentil and mung, including concentrates and isolates, as well as powders and textures. This dynamic range offers clean taste and neutral color, many textured shapes and sizes, and powders with an array of solubilities, viscosities, emulsifying abilities and gel strengths.
“Knowing the plant-protein needs of our customers, we are thrilled to be joining forces with a global ingredient leader like Bunge, which enables us to bring unmatched protein solutions together with our application expertise to maximize customer growth,” said Kris Rogers, vice president of sales at Blendtek.
Bunge’s proteins can be used to make many delicious and nutritious products across meat and dairy alternatives, sports & nutrition, snacks, bakery, pet, processed meat, and more. Furthermore, the portfolio includes options that support non-GMO, allergen-free, gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free claims.
“Bunge and Blendtek share a commitment to working closely with customers to provide the right combination of quality ingredients and application expertise to support the creation of stand-out plant-based foods and beverages that deliver exceptional sensory experiences,” said Rick Jackson, director of protein sales for Bunge in North America. “We are excited to work with Blendtek to offer a broader set of customers these benefits with the speed and agility needed to accelerate their growth.”