November 2011/Prepared Foods-- Solbar, Israel, global producer of specialty soy proteins, recently launched Supertex, the latest innovation in textured vegetable protein products. Supertex is a specially extruded blend of soy-derived, textured vegetable protein suitable for use in a variety of vegetarian and

meat-enhancement applications. The product is a blend of high-quality, all-vegetable source ingredients, processed via the twin-screw extruder method. The blend’s proteins form into a configuration that, upon exit from the extruder, expands into a fibrous structure with the texture characteristic of meat. The result is a juicy, meat-like vegetarian option with excellent textural and chewing qualities, superior water-holding capacity, a neutral taste and pale color that manufacturers can customize to fit any number of flavor profiles and identities. Solbar, Israel, pf