Tate & Lyle announces chickpea product distribution partnership

5-Nov-2021

The agreement expands Tate & Lyle's plant-based range with Nutriati's chickpea flour and protein products

Tate & Lyle, a provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, and Nutriati, a plant-based ingredient technology company, have signed an exclusive partnership for Tate & Lyle to distribute chickpea protein and flour.

The partnership will make Nutriati’s chickpea derived products more widely available in the food and beverage and nutrition spaces.

Grocery sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products have grown 27% in the past year to $7bn, while 23% of consumers are limiting the amount of meat they consume. Last year, the plant-based meat alternatives market grew twice as fast as conventional meat, according to the Plant Based Food Association.

Nutriati’s Artesa ingredients are designed to offer solutions to taste and texture challenges for plant-based products. Through this partnership, Tate & Lyle will provide customers access to Artesa Chickpea Flour and Protein. The flour is a versatile ingredient, the company says, suitable to improve the texture and taste profiles in baked goods, snacks and plant-based meat. It also contains 1% fat and can be used to lower the fat content of some products and improve nutrition in gluten free products. The protein product can be used in plant-based formulations across food and drink, and in nutrition fortification.

The products will be supported by Tate & Lyle’s global network of application laboratories, scientists and technical sales force, to support even more customers as they seek to accelerate product development and speed to market.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle, said: “We are excited to partner with Nutriati to offer our customers chickpea protein and flour which are on-trend, plant-based ingredients. This partnership expands and complements our existing ingredient portfolio perfectly and allows us to offer an even wider range of solutions as we grow with our customers.”

Victoria Spadaro Grant, President, Innovation & Commercial Development at Tate & Lyle, added: “We are delighted to partner with Nutriati, a company that has developed patented technology to produce highly functional and sustainable plant-based ingredients through an environmentally friendly water-free separation method. We are confident that combining Nutriati’s technology and expertise with Tate & Lyle’s global scale and capabilities in applications development, sales and quality assurance, will help us fully maximise the unique functional benefits of these products, and ensure more consumers get the plant-based products they are asking for on the dinner table.”

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Michael Todd, Chief Executive of Nutriati, commented: “Nutriati’s patented Artesa PureProcess is a versatile processing solution that extracts functional ingredients from plant-based inputs. Our ingredient portfolio delivers the highest quality solution through clean taste, a high level of functionality and sustainable practices across our supply chain. Together with Tate & Lyle, we look forward to leveraging the strengths of both parties and further unlocking their full potential.”

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