USA – US-based biotechnology firm Pureture formerly Armored Fresh Technologies has unveiled a plant-based casein designed for use in dairy alternatives such as cheese, milk, and syoghurt.

Pureture’s non-GMO protein is created through a unique yeast culture technology, setting it apart from widely used plant-based casein that often relies on GMO methods.

According to the company, the yeast culture process utilizes raw materials upcycled from nature as the primary feed source.

This approach allows Pureture to produce protein continuously, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as long as water and oxygen are supplied.

“One of the distinct features of Pureture’s protein is that it is not merely a copy of animal protein but a raw material replicating nutritional and functional aspects,” the company noted.

“The protein achieves the properties of a complete protein, including all necessary essential amino acids, with a perfect score of PDCCAS 1.”

Furthermore, it highlighted that the protein offers emulsifying properties, allowing it to be applied in various ways in food formulations.

“Pureture’s protein is not only nutritionally viable but also functionally advantageous, providing emulsifying function without the need for additional additives. This characteristic ensures a clean label for products incorporating Pureture’s plant-based casein.”

Rudy Yoo, Founder and CEO of Pureture, revealed that the company’s yeast culture process uses upcycled raw materials as the primary feed source, contributing to its stability and consistent production regardless of environmental changes.

“Beyond the alt-dairy industry, Pureture envisions its protein playing a crucial role in the protein industry and beyond,” he said.

Yoo emphasized that Pureture’s commitment extends to addressing issues related to cost, nutrition, and application, providing a solution that has the potential to transform the industry.

While currently focused on alt-dairy applications, Pureture has broader plans and is in the initial stages of creating alternative proteins for the meat and seafood industry.

The company revealed plans to collaborate with major dairy companies for co-branding its plant-based casein and partner with global ingredients vendors to expand its usage.

“Pureture’s innovation aligns with the growing trend of plant-based and alternative protein solutions, offering consumers cleaner label options while contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.”

As the plant-based food sector continues to evolve, breakthroughs like Pureture’s plant-based casein underscore the potential for innovation in creating authentic, nutritious, and environmentally conscious alternatives for consumers seeking plant-based options.

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