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IFT17 Food Expo Innovation Award Winner

Glanbia Nutritionals’ revolutionary BevEdge™ Pea Protein honored in IFT Awards Celebration in Las Vegas.

Glanbia Nutritionals, a global leader in nutritional solutions for the food, beverage and supplement industries, has today been named a winner of an IFT17 Food Expo Innovation Award for its new BevEdge Pea Protein ingredient. The award was presented to Glanbia Nutritionals’ Director of Ingredients R&D, Brent Petersen, at the IFT Awards Celebration Ceremony at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas this evening.
 
BevEdge Pea Protein is an innovative, clean label pea protein that uses pioneering, patent-pending technology called BevEdge to provide instant dispersibility. Its outstanding profile also includes an easy-to-flavor neutral taste for exceptional flavor expression that is difficult to achieve with conventional pea protein.
 
Unlike conventional pea protein which tends to clump, float and disperse poorly, BevEdge Pea Protein dissolves instantly in water providing a superior plant-protein consumption experience for consumers in plant-based powdered drink mixes. BevEdge technology provides excellent particle dispersion yet is entirely lecithin free, contributing to a clean label.
 
The awards honor outstanding innovation in products, equipment, instrumentation, technology and services, commercially introduced (or new applications of existing products) from January 1, 2016. A panel of eight judges reviewed more than 40 qualified entries based on their degree of innovation, technical advancement, benefit to food manufacturers and/or consumers, and scientific merit. 
 
With the increased demand for plant-based sources of protein likely to continue, it is critical to creatively eliminate barriers for usage to enable appeal in wider markets. Judges felt that Glanbia’s BevEdge Pea Protein demonstrated clear industry and consumer benefits to address this demand.

"We are delighted that BevEdge Pea Protein has been named a winner in the IFT17 Food Expo Innovation Awards," said Brent Petersen. "At Glanbia Nutritionals we are dedicated to providing innovative, technologically advanced solutions for our customers, and we are honored to be recognized for BevEdge Pea Protein, the first of many BevEdge ingredients to come." 

For more information, please visit Glanbia Nutritionals at IFT booth #2240 to meet our team of experts and to learn more about our expanding portfolio of nutritional and functional solutions.