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Flavoring Plant Protein-Based Protein Jerky


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Xinova seeks the disclosure of inventions for flavoring plant protein-based extrudates. RFI-180103 - Plant Based Jerky Request for Invention

Xinova would like to produce plant protein-based snack foods to meet consumer demand for healthy snacks. The current technology uses a high-moisture extrusion process on plant proteins to create a fibrous structure that improves texture and resembles meat. Meat substitutes produced in this way can be subsequently dried to form jerky, a healthy, on-the-go snack food appealing to consumers. In addition, increasing plant-protein consumption reduces meat consumption, which reduces green-house-gas emissions, animal wastes, and fertilizer usage while conserving water.

However, plant protein extrudates are challenging to flavor. Plant proteins can have an unappealing flavor and mouthfeel, which encompasses properties such as astringency, grittiness, aftertaste, and dryness of the mouth. Flavor and mouthfeel work together to form an overall taste.

Suitable vegetable flavorings are available that can greatly improve the overall taste of plant-based proteins. Such flavors can come in the form of powders, oil or water solutions, or pastes in fat or starch. Regardless of the flavor form used, it remains a challenge to adequately treat plant protein extrudates at a commercial scale so that they absorb flavor and have good mouthfeel.

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