27 January 2014
A true alternative to meat
Trutex from Loryma is the pioneering response to sustainability and ecology without giving up on taste
With its unique bite and texture, TruTex unlocks a world of possibilities for new product developments. TruTex is made from natural, renewable raw materials on the basis of textured wheat proteins. It consists of more than
60% wheat protein and has a pleasantly solid texture after hydration. This texturised wheat protein is virtually flavour neutral and can bind water up to three times its own weight. After water absorption, the meat-like fibres are ready for further processing.
TruTex provides many options to offer the final customer tasty, high-quality food. With TruTex you can manufacture innovative, delicious and healthy products. Use it for instance to develop purely vegetarian food products from vegetarian Bolognese to meat balls, stews and veggie burgers.
TruTex can also be used in combination with meat to offer meat products with reduced carbon footprint or to cut costs. In addition, TruTex can improve products like nuggets and burgers providing a better bite and a juicier product without any drawbacks in terms of look or taste.
The neutral taste of TruTex enables industrial application in both savoury and sweet products. TruTex can be processed easily because of its short soaking time and it is uncomplicated to store at room temperature.
TruTex is available in many variants as flakes, granules and powder, offering many opportunities in regard to shape, bite, consistency and colour.
Meat substitutes are not just for vegetarians
An increasing number of consumers are looking for alternatives to meat. But the boom in meat-free products is no longer being driven solely by vegetarians. New groups have emerged such as semi-vegetarians eating meat occasionally, and meat-reducers, consumers that have bought into campaigns such as “Meat-free Mondays”. There are three principal motivators for the growing interest in alternatives to meat:
- Health - high consumption of red meat is shown to correlate with higher risk of certain cancers.
- Environment - conventional meat production is one of the biggest drivers of climate change and pollution.
- Animal welfare - there is an increasing concern about how conventional animal factories producing most of our meat and milk are treating the animals.