Inspired by increased consumer demand for healthier food and beverages, Ingredion will showcase two delicious recipe prototypes at this year’s in-person and virtual Vitafoods Europe, Geneva. Designed specifically for the event, these unique recipes will highlight how the latest ingredient innovations can help food and beverage manufacturers develop and formulate great-tasting zero sugar and high-protein plant-based foods and beverages.

Taking place online from May 2-13 and in-person May 10-12 at the Palexpo, Vitafoods Europe represents all sectors of the global nutraceutical industry, who come to source suppliers of ingredients, raw materials, dietary supplements and services. Ingredion’s senior culinologist will be at the stand to prepare a no added sugar, vegan ready-to-drink powder protein shake which is formulated with pea and faba bean proteins and concentrates from Ingredion’s Vitessence Pulse and soon to be launched Vitessence Prista ranges to provide a unique mild sensory profile, thanks to the fact that Vitessence Prista does not have a plant flavour, bitter taste or uncontrolled microbial levels, which are often inherent in dry-milled pulse products. The protein shake will be sweetened with PureCircle by Ingredion’s high purity stevia and Erysta C100 Erythritol for sweetness without the calories.

Visitors to the company’s stand will also be able to try a great tasting high protein vegan energy bar, formulated with Ingredion’s Vitessence Pulse 1803 Pea protein, which provides a higher protein content compared to protein concentrates and enables a ‘high protein’ claim without compromising on taste and shelf-life stability. The high in protein vegan energy bar will also be formulated with Ingredion by PureCircle NSF-04, a natural flavour modifier that rounds the flavour profile and reduces aftertaste of non-caloric sweeteners.