Pureture announces development of groundbreaking plant-based casein
Pureture (formerly Armored Fresh Technologies), a biotechnology company committed to developing animal-free materials that function like animal protein, has announced the launch of its plant-based casein (N.B. main picture shown just as representative of casein).
Casein, a key component in animal-based dairy products, is a milk protein that creates a stable emulsion, preventing fat and water from separating, giving milk its smooth texture. Pureture has successfully recreated casein using yeast-based, fully plant-based materials that offer comparable functionality to milk, a better taste and nutrition panel, and sustainable and lower-priced ingredients.
With no taste, smell, or color, Pureture's plant-based casein is a non-GMO protein and designed to be used as a protein to cheeses and other alternative dairy products like milk and yogurt. Operative aspects of cheese, like meltability and stretchiness, are often missing from vegan cheeses due to binding elements, which limits the level of protein that can be added into vegan cheese. This ingredient replicates these important functions; it was thoughtfully crafted to be cleaner than other alternatives and eliminates the need for starches, gums, and emulsifiers.
“At Pureture, we’re laser focused on developing materials and technologies for essential food changes that will provide us with a richer and long-lasting food culture,” commented Rudy Yoo, Founder & CEO of Pureture. “With this new innovation, we’re thrilled to introduce a product that ensures the joy of dairy flavor and texture remains, while delivering a cleaner label and contributing to a more sustainable future.”
Due to its proprietary technology, and method of production, Pureture can price its casein at a lower cost than the market average. The brand plans to collaborate with major dairy companies to co-brand its plant-based casein and partner with global ingredients vendors to expand its usage. Assisting corporations in the transition to plant-based casein goes beyond the product and includes revolutionizing label transparency. Pureture believes clean labels featuring unaltered and untouched proteins with plant-based alternatives is the future of food.
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