Seeking revolutionary plant protein sources

Desired outcome

The food and beverage market currently has significant growing demand for protein rich or protein enriched products. The trend is clearly demonstrated in the recent success of Greek style yogurt and the growing demand plant-based food and beverages. The challenge with protein additions at levels at which claims can be made is that the protein adversely impacts the texture/mouth feel, taste, color, of the product. Therefore, consumer perceptions of the product suffer. The goal is to locate novel new proteins that do not suffer from these drawbacks and/or unique extraction methods to mitigate/minimize their magnitude. Goal is to get to a claimable content of protein relevant to each category.

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Solution Requirements

Must-Haves:

  • Plant-based proteins, and non-animal proteins resulting from bio synthesis/fermentation process shall be the major focus. Avoid animal, soy protein.
  • High PDCAAS is highly desirable.
  • Minimal flavor and texture impact
  • Process friendly for beverage applications (e.g. good dispersion, solubility, foaming or lack thereof)
  • Evidence to show the unique value of the protein.
  • Product specifications
  • Amino acid profile
  • Digestibility information
  • Regulatory information


Nice-to-Haves:

  • Scientific research done to prove the uniqueness.
  • Non-GMO
  • Negligible flavor and texture impact
  • Other nutritional benefits to the source besides high protein content (fiber)
  • “Clean Label”, i.e. easy to pronounce and common (e.g. familiar, “kitchen” ingredients are highly desirable and avoid chemical-sounding ingredients) or at the minimum has a good sustainability story or other differentiation to conventional animal and dairy proteins
  • Non-allergen

Possible Approaches

PepsiCo is interested in all approaches capable of achieving the performance stated with the exceptions noted below.

Approaches Not of Interest

  • Soy
  • Cricket powder
  • Meal worm powder
  • Animal
  • Single cell protein

Related Keywords

  • Protein Engineering
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Enzymology/Protein Engineering/Fermentation
  • Consumer related
  • Food and Beverages
  • Health food
  • Soft drinks and bottling plants
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Foodstuffs Intended For Special Nutritional Uses
  • plant-derived protein

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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