Plant-Based

Production process innovations for fiber formation and improved plant protein texturization

Fibers from techniques like electrospinning, jet spinning, or blow spinning may be able to impart a desirable texture to a given product.

Production platform
  • Plant-Based
Solution category
  • Commercial
  • Research
Value chain segment
  • End Products
  • Production
  • R&D
Technology sector
  • End product formulation & manufacturing
Relevant actor
  • Academics
  • Industry
  • Startups
Maturity level
  • 2 – Early adoption

Description

High moisture extrusion is currently the most widely used technique for plant-based protein texturization, but innovative alternatives to extrusion are desperately needed. Fibers from techniques like electrospinning, jet spinning, or blow spinning may be able to impart texture throughout a product even if they do not comprise the bulk of the end product, which may render these approaches economically viable for enhancing texture within a bulk product even at a relatively small scale. Innovative methods to manipulate moisture content and ice crystal formation within plant protein structures may also impart anisotropic structures.

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