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Pea Protein Pushes Ahead



The rise of plant-based proteins has been one of the dominant trends in food and beverage over the last several years, and ingredient suppliers are trying to fill the demand.

Though ingredient suppliers have been working with the crop for years, peas as a source of plant-based protein is on a strong upwards trajectory. Recognized for its nutritional value and sustainability as a crop, the global pea protein market is projected to grow 13.5 percent per year in volume through 2023, according to date from Global Market Insights … Even CytoSport, whose whey-based Muscle Milk helped create and define the protein beverage category, shifted to a plant-based alternative with Evolve, a new line of ready-to-drink shakes and powders made with pea protein.