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July 08, 2019 - Food Business News

Investing in plant protein accelerates

Investing in plant protein accelerates
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Plant protein has a place — or maybe it’s places — in the grain-based foods industry.

Health is one reason people seek plant protein. In the 2019 Food and Health Survey from the International Food Information Council Foundation, Washington, more than 70% said they perceived protein from plant sources as healthy. The environment is another reason. "One major transformation is that many more people today understand the value of plant proteins and why changing one’s diet to consume less meat and more plants is an important personal step in addressing climate change."

VA: Pulses are a great low-fat, high-fiber source of protein. This food group includes peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. all are pulses. Minerals in pulses include iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. As well they are low on the glycemic index.

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