Soy protein with 'improved flavor' from Central Soya

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Oilseed processor Central Soya has launched the second product in
its Alpha soy protein range. The new Alpha 5812 has increased
solubility and improved flavor for a wider range of applications.

Oilseed processor Central Soya has launched the second product in its Alpha soy protein range.

Alpha 5812 is a spray-dried, dispersible soy protein that the company claims is carefully processed using patent-pending technology to retain the natural solubility of the soybean protein. It is also said to have improved flavor so that it can be added to a wider variety of food products.

The new product is for use in applications requiring good dispersibility, such as dry powdered beverage mixes, and where the ease of rehydration in the manufacturing process is important.

Alpha protein is low in viscosity and has a smooth, rich mouthfeel similar to milk, according to Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Central Soya. The product is designed to be an alternative to whey protein, non-fat dry milk or other functional proteins.

"The Alpha product line is a major breakthrough in soy protein ingredient technology,"​ said Jim McCarthy, group vice president of Specialty Products. "Food manufacturers select Alpha protein products because of their functional, organoleptic and nutritional properties."

Alpha soy protein can also be used for products that meet the soy protein health claim. The Bunge-owned company claims that the new protein has the highest naturally occurring isoflavone levels found in soy proteins and is a highly digestible protein that provides all the essential amino acids needed by humans.

"The protein is minimally processed, which preserves the natural functionality of soy. It has superior emulsion characteristics and will be an attractive alternative to milk and other soy proteins in beverages and dairy-like products,"​ said George Rakes, director of Food Protein Research at Specialty Products.Central Soya​ also has operating locations in Canada, Denmark and France.

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