Trigea, a specialist in wheat-based ingredients, will be demonstrating all the possible applications of Trigovit® Tex texturates at IFFA in Frankfurt. Rehydrated, these authentically replicate the texture of meat and can serve as the basis for vegan pet food or hybrid products with reduced meat content. The products are available in different shapes and sizes, making them suitable as meat substitutes in both wet and semi-moist applications, and as bite-size particles in treats. This year, the meat trade fair has a special focus on alternative proteins and innovations in the pet food sector, and therefore offers an ideal backdrop for the topic.
Vegetable protein sources are not only in demand in the food sector, but also in pet food. Through the physical process of extrusion, Trigea’s wheat proteins become functional ingredients that improve both the texture and nutritional value of various applications. After a short soaking time, the so-called chunks, for example, adopt a fibrous structure very similar to that of meat. Smaller, granular particles can also be added directly to feed applications. The products are very well accepted by dogs and cats because the texturates themselves are sensory neutral and take on the taste of other ingredients.
Trigea and Loryma are both part of the Crespel & Deiters Group, and the textures of the Trigovit® Tex range will be presented at the Loryma stand. Interested parties can also make an appointment in advance via [email protected]
Maximilian Hegge, Sales Manager Trigea: “The buyers of plant-based foods are also reaching for products with less or no meat on the pet food shelf. In terms of animal acceptance and ease of handling for manufacturing companies, wheat texturates offer decisive advantages.”