Practical solutions for sourcing pea protein

March 22, 2024

Pea protein is a popular plant-based ingredient that offers nutritional and functional benefits for food, beverage and nutrition manufacturers. It can enhance the protein content, texture, flavor and color of meat alternatives, dairy alternatives, baked goods, snacks, powders and beverages.

While sourcing pea protein has become more complex given recent federal antidumping and countervailing duties, Scoular continues to secure a reliable, cost-effective supply or manufacturers. We also can source a variety of other plant proteins for foods and beverages.

Current environment

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently issued a ruling designating China-sourced pea protein imports as liable to Anti-Dumping and Countervailing tariffs.

These trade actions have significantly increased the price and reduced the availability of pea protein from these sources, creating challenges for food manufacturers who rely on this ingredient for their products.

What we are doing

Scoular is committed to supporting its customers and the broader industry with practical solutions amid the current regulatory environment.

You can still buy pea protein from us. We are pursuing alternative suppliers by evaluating ingredients, supply chain logistics, and other factors that will maintain the pea protein’s quality, consistency and cost-effectiveness.

Plant protein offerings

While we are committed to sourcing an alternative pea protein, we also offer a variety of additional protein ingredients. Consider these plant protein solutions:

Soy Protein

Our 90% Soy Protein Isolates are IP non-GMO and manufactured using carefully selected soybeans in a vertically, integrated supply chain. The functional versatility makes it suitable in a wide range of applications including RTD and powdered beverages, meat and meat analogues, dairy and dairy alternatives, nutrition bars, extruded crisps, snacks and baked items. Our R&D team can customize each soy protein isolate to meet any application need. 

Faba Bean Protein

Our 87% Faba Bean Protein is a clean-label plant protein powder produced using membrane filtration. This results in a highly soluble, light colored, neutral tasting protein solution. The creamy texture and mild flavor make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including RTD and powdered beverage, nutrition bars, meat analogues, dairy and dairy alternatives, bars, confectionary, extruded snacks, and baked items.  

Mung Bean Protein

Our 80% Mung Bean Protein is a clean-label plant protein powder extracted from mung beans. The functionality and flavor make it suitable for applications where high water holding and emulsification properties are desired, like meat and seafood analogues, dairy alternatives, snacks, frozen desserts, and baked items.  

Chickpea Protein

Our 80% Chickpea Protein is a high protein ingredient supporting clean-label, non-GMO and plant-based innovations through functionality, nutrition and neutral flavor.  

We’re here to help

Whatever your application, our research and development team is ready to help you create or reformulate recipes with plant proteins.

For more information on the U.S. Department of Commerce ruling or sales inquiries or to request a sample, contact the Scoular Food Innovation team.

(612) 851-3737 | FoodSales@Scoular.com | scoular.com/food

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Dustin Cosgrove

Sales Director, Scoular Food Innovation