Merit to show plant-based product concepts at SupplySide West

Merit’s product portfolio is produced using Canadian-grown, non-GMO pea and canola protein ingredients, and is designed to offer “purity, exceptional taste, and excellent solubility”

Merit Functional Foods, a protein ingredients company, is showcasing its performance nutrition product concept innovations at SupplySide West 2021.

Months after commencing production at its facility in Manitoba, the company will use the trade show appearance to introduce its portfolio of non-GMO pea and canola proteins.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to engage with the health and nutrition industry in person at SupplySide West,” Merit’s VP of Sales, Dustin Cosgrove said. “As much as we love interacting with our customers online, some of the best ideas start to come to life when we can meet face-to-face at shows like this.”

Merit’s product portfolio is produced using Canadian-grown, non-GMO pea and canola protein ingredients, and is designed to offer “purity, exceptional taste, and excellent solubility”. At the show, the company will be sampling its plant-protein bar concept made from Puratein and Peazazz and its ready-to-mix protein powder concept made from Peazazz and Puratein C. The protein bar concept offers 20g of plant protein per 60g serving, and the ready-to-mix concept provides 20g of plant protein per 26g of RTM powder.

“Achieving protein levels matching dairy in plant-based products, while still creating a delicious product with premium taste and texture, can be difficult for formulators to achieve,” Merit’s Director of Research & Applications Jeff Casper said. “We know that plant-based will continue to be a major focus in the nutrition industry, and we’re excited to introduce customers to our innovations in pea and canola protein that unlock applications with enhanced protein quality, higher fortification levels, and improved sensory experience. Tasting is believing, and that’s why we invite anyone attending the show to visit our booth to learn more and try a sample.”

The company welcomes brands to stop by booth 1949 to learn more about these protein solutions, along with its methylcellulose-free burger concept enabled by the thermal gelation functionality of Puratein G non-GMO canola protein.

This year’s SupplySide West show runs Oct. 25-28 in Las Vegas, and Merit’s booth is in the Food ingredients North America (FiNA) section.

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