MGP offers abundant ingredient solutions backed by food science expertise to help meet demand for tasty products rich in plant-based protein. A prime example is the company’s TruTex® textured protein, which is sourced from high quality non-GMO wheat grown in America’s heartland.
TruTex is especially ideal for use in vegetarian products, as well as meat, poultry and seafood enhancement applications. When hydrated, TruTex takes on the appearance and texture of meat as the result of its unique qualities. These include a fibrous structure identical to chicken and pulled pork, for instance, as well as selections that resemble crumbled beef and are just right for producing beef-like patties, fillings for tacos, burritos and wraps, as well as principal ingredients for Sloppy Joe mixes, chili and similar dishes.
Unlike various other plant-based proteins, Trutex has a neutral flavor profile with no unpleasant aftertaste, requiring less flavoring in product formulations and delivering a deliciously satisfying eating experience. It also possesses excellent water- and fat-binding capacity for increased yields and reduced formulation costs, along with textural integrity that holds up exceptionally well during processing.
TruTex is available in a variety of sizes and shapes that include shreds, flakes and small particles. Depending on type, it is offered in up to three different colors: light tan, caramel and dark caramel.
In addition to its use in meat-like applications, this highly versatile textured protein has excellent properties for producing crispy snack foods and breakfast cereals. No matter the end product, consumers can appreciate the nutritional benefits of TruTex, including high protein and reduced fat levels.
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Founded in 1941, MGP (Nasdaq: MGPI) is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science backed by decades of experience. The company's proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Ind.
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