June 26, 2013
VANCOUVER,Burcon NutraScience Corp. has completed the construction of its new semi-works plant in Winnipeg for its Peazazz® pea protein that will be introduced at the upcoming IFT 2013 Expo in Chicago.
The semi-works plant utilizes commercial-scale equipment and will have the capability to produce the vast amounts of pea protein required by food and beverage makers wanting to conduct full-scale, real-world market evaluations of Peazazz in their consumer products.
Following a startup and commissioning phase, the company expects to begin production of significant quantities of Peazazz for shipment under the material transfer agreements (MTAs) it recently announced as well as others it expects to sign. The list includes major food and beverage makers, suppliers and potential industry production and sales partners.
Burcon will also showcase Peazazz at the IFT Expo offering attendees beverage samples fortified with the pea protein. Peazazz, derived from field peas, features clean flavor characteristic, exceptional solubility and nutritional value that make it ideal for use in a variety of food, beverage and nutritional products. Applications include sports nutrition beverages, fruit juice blends, fortified waters, dairy alternative products and powdered beverage mixes. The pea protein can also fortify snacks cereals and diet products, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan food products. Also, in comparison to other plant-based proteins, pea proteins are hypoallergenic and more environmentally sustainable
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