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Fi Europe: Meeting growing demand for functional plant-based solutions

At Europe’s leading trade show for food ingredients, Crespel & Deiters showcased holistic application concepts with high quality and sustainably produced wheat ingredients

Ibbenbüren/Germany, December 2023 – Family-owned Crespel & Deiters Group, established in 1858, is an expert in the technical treatment of the raw material wheat. Combining tradition and innovation, the company creates functional and value-added food ingredients for plant-based solutions that are sustainably produced without any waste. At Fi Europe in Frankfurt, Crespel & Deiters presented trend- oriented application concepts for meat alternatives, baked and breaded products, and sports nutrition. Philipp Deiters, Global Head of Division Food of the Crespel & Deiters Group, explains: “All solutions perfectly meet the needs of different target groups. It’s our company’s mission to maximize the use of renewable raw materials to allow manufacturers to achieve more with less in order to help conserve our planet’s resources.”

The functionalities of Crespel & Deiters’ ingredients were showcased with product samples that perfectly demonstrated their application possibilities:

Bakery: innovative, plant-based stabilization system perfectly replicates functionality of egg and milk Crespel & Deiters presented a new stabilizing system that is free of animal ingredients, artificial emulsifiers, colourings, flavourings and preservatives. Wheat-based Lory® Stab authentically mimics the technological properties of egg or milk in baked goods for the creation of a wide range of bakery products such as muffins, sponge cakes, cake bases and lavacakes. In addition to the new stabilizing system, the wheat specialist offers further functional ingredients for the baking industry: Lory® Starch Elara is a resistant wheat starch that increases fibre content, while reducing the amount of carbohydrate in the end product. Depending on the product, the hydrolysed wheat protein Lory® Protein and the extruded Lory® Tex Powder, which does not impair dough rheology, are particularly suitable for enrichment with high- quality vegetable protein.

Meat alternatives: heat-stable salami substitute

Fermentation plays an important role in Crespel & Deiters’ application for the authentic visual and sensory replication of salami as a plant-based product. Wheat texturates from the Lory® Tex range help create the anticipated bite and mouthfeel, while the wheat-based binder (Lory® Bind) ensures optimal binding and heat stability, and a protein content in line with the original.

With headquarters in Germany, Crespel & Deiters takes charge of the entire supply chain - from raw materials and the technological processing of highly functional ingredients, to application and formulation expertise. Local storage capacities and a US subsidiary in Chicago/Illinois guarantee short delivery times and personal service. Furthermore, manufacturers can not only improve their formulations with the company’s ingredients but also profit from its technical expertise.

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