Cargill and PURIS accelerate North American pea protein production

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In Minnesota, amid rising consumer demand, PURIS, the largest North American producer of pea protein, and Cargill signed a joint venture to accelerate pea protein production for North American and global markets.

“PURIS is a game changer in terms of taste and vertical integration in pea protein,” said David Henstrom, vice president, Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers. “Cargill is excited to expand into the emerging pea protein space while continuing to support our conventional agricultural crops.”

A growing number of consumers are looking for great taste, simpler labels and alternative sources of protein to solve their personalized nutrition choices.  Pea protein offers a non-GMO, Certified Organic, allergen-friendly option that checks all the boxes consumers are looking for in label-friendly products. It’s also compatible with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. PURIS Pea Protein is known for its superior taste and is produced from peas grown sustainably and manufactured in the United States.