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May 15, 2019 - Bloomberg Business

The Mighty Pea Is Everybody’s New Favorite Plant-Based Protein

The Mighty Pea Is Everybody’s New Favorite Plant-Based Protein
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With peas becoming such a hot commodity, big players are preparing to ramp up supply.

Global pea protein sales will quadruple by 2025, says Henk Hoogenkamp, an adviser and board member for several food companies, with most of the increase stemming from more consumption of plant-based meat products.

Earlier this month, meat-substitute producer Beyond Meat made IPO history when its shares nearly tripled in value on their first day of trading. The company’s vegan burgers and sausages are leading the fake meat revolution, with the pea as their star ingredient. The protein from the legume has surged in popularity, especially among manufacturers of meat, dairy and seafood substitutes.

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