Protein Industries Canada looking to expand pulse crop processing

Regina-based Protein Industries Canada has announced a 19 million dollar project to expand pea and fava bean processing on the prairies.
The CEO of Protein Industries Canada, Bill Gruel, says a partnership with two companies, Roquette and Prairie Fava will work on pea and fava bean crop research and processing.
He says its designed to expand production and sales of pulse crops.
“The main focus of the products that will be produced through this R and D, is really human food uses,” said Gruel. “That’s an exciting market category because it’s some of the highest valued products that these protein isolates and protein concentrates can go in to. So, largely human food consumption.”
The pea and fava beans would be used for meat substitutes, protein drinks and other foods with higher protein content.

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