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MGP Announces Addition of Textured Plant-Based Proteins

Article-MGP Announces Addition of Textured Plant-Based Proteins

MGP’s extensive portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified food ingredients continues to grow.

Press Release

MGP’s extensive portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified food ingredients continues to grow.  Newly announced additions consist of TruTex® 751, TruTex® 1501, TruTex® 2240 and TruTex® Redishred 65 textured wheat proteins.

By achieving this designation, these textured proteins join MGP’s line of Arise® wheat protein isolates and FP™ protein concentrates; HWG 2009™ and Optein® lightly hydrolyzed wheat proteins; Fibersym® RW and FiberRite® RW resistant wheat starches; and all of the company’s premium wheat starches under the Midsol™ and Pregel™ brands and others.

“We are very excited about our ability to continue to broaden our offerings to customers and partner with them in meeting increased consumer demand for non-GMO, as well as vegetarian, products,” said Michael Buttshaw, vice president of ingredients sales and marketing.  “By doing so as the leading U.S. expert and supplier of specialty wheat proteins and starches, we are taking a deliberate role in the delivery of non-GMO assurance and better-for-you ingredient choices,” he added.

Produced principally for use in vegetarian food applications, TruTex develops a fibrous structure when hydrated and can be customized to take on the appearance beef, pork, poultry and seafood.  Unlike certain other plant proteins, it possesses textural integrity that holds up well during processing, plus it has excellent water- and fat-binding capacity for increased yields and reduced formulation costs.

TruTex has a neutral flavor profile that leaves no unpleasant aftertaste.  This, combined with its unique textural qualities, provides consumers with a highly satisfying dining experience, whether enjoying vegetarian patties or other formed, shredded or crumbled meat replacement products and toppings.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization which offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products.  The organization currently verifies products from more than 2,500 brands, representing approximately $16 Billion in annual sales.

For additional details about MGP’s Non-GMO Project Verified offerings, as well as specific ingredient qualities and applications, visit

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