Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, and Nutriati, an ingredient technology company developing solutions from one of the industry’s most functional plant-based ingredients, have signed an exclusive five-year partnership for Tate & Lyle to distribute high quality, sustainable chickpea protein and flour.
The partnership will make Nutriati’s chickpea derived solutions, which were launched into the market in 2018, more widely available in the food and beverage and nutrition spaces. It will focus on solutions and opportunities that align with the shared goal of providing customers with healthy and highly nutritious plant-based products that are produced responsibly.
Grocery sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products have grown 27% in the past year to $7 billion¹. Globally, 23% of consumers are limiting the amount of meat they consume² and last year, the plant-based meat alternatives market grew twice as fast as conventional meat³.
Nutriati’s Artesa® ingredients offer solutions to taste and texture challenges for plant-based products and through this partnership, Tate & Lyle will provide its customers with access to Nutriati’s Artesa® Chickpea Flour and Artesa® Chickpea Protein. Both highly functional ingredients offer a superior, premium taste and mouthfeel experience. Artesa® Chickpea Flour is an extremely versatile ingredient, creating the opportunity for unique texture and taste profiles in baked goods, snacks and plant-based meats, for example. It also contains only 1% fat which is less than any other chickpea flour and can be used to lower the fat content of some products and improve nutrition in gluten free products. Nutriati’s Artesa® Chickpea Protein is popular in plant-based formulations across food and drink, and in nutrition fortification.
This unique range of chickpea-based products will be supported by Tate & Lyle’s global network of application laboratories, scientists and technical sales force, to support even more customers as they seek to accelerate product development and speed to market.
²GlobalData, Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Consumer Survey, 2020
³Plant Based Food Association