South Dakota Patent of the Month – May 2022

Weightlifters often use protein powders to meet their protein levels for the day. Your body needs a great deal of protein to build muscle mass and it may be difficult to eat the required volume. Many people in the fitness world are also very health conscious, with many people opting for vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. This lifestyle can make it more difficult to meet the protein requirement. As such, a vegetarian protein powder is always in demand. 

Innovative Proteins Holding, LLC has formulated their plant protein concentrate using yellow field peas and flours. They Use these to create a food-grade yellow pea protein concentrate with high digestibility and a complete essential amino acid profile. This concentrate is produced in three key steps:

  1. Aqueous alkaline protein extraction
  2. Separation of water-insoluble and water-soluble materials
  3. Ultrafiltration to separate the low and high molecular weight water-soluble proteins

Innovative Proteins have been researching and developing plant-based ingredients since 2017, creating completely novel biotech food ingredients. This plant-based protein concentrate can be used in a wide range of foods including enhanced baby food, non-dairy yogurts and drinks and more.

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