ADM Spotlights Line of Transparent Isolated Soy Protein
The first extension of the Clarisoy™ line of transparent isolated soy protein from Archer Daniels Midland (booth 2020), makes its debut at the 2012 IFT Food Expo.
Clarisoy 150 is a clean-tasting isolated soy protein for use in beverage systems with a pH of less than 4.0 with cloud systems or neutralized to a pH of 7.0 or higher. The new product enables beverage manufacturers to “comfortably” formulate with up to 10 g of protein. It is extremely heat stable with proven compatibility with dairy-based protein sources. The ingredient allows for greater use of soy protein in mildly flavored neutral beverages such as meal replacement and weight management products, soy milks, and smoothies.
Clarisoy 100, introduced at 2011 IFT Food Expo, is an isolated soy protein that offers clarity and complete protein nutrition for transparent and refreshing low-pH beverage applications. It was specifically developed for use in beverages with pH levels below 4.0, providing them with 5 g to 10 g of protein. In low-pH beverages, it is 100% soluble and transparent. Applications include sports nutrition beverages, citrus-based drinks, fruit-flavored beverages, powdered beverage mixes, fruit juice blends, and fortified waters. Extremely heat stable, it allows thermal processing such as hot fill without any loss of clarity or notable change in viscosity. It requires no homogenization or stabilizers in low-pH beverages.
Both Clarisoy versions allow beverage manufacturers to create products with good or excellent sources of protein. At the Food Expo, ADM is offering samples of Fruit and Veggie Jive, a nutritional beverage formulated with Clarisoy 100 transparent soy protein.
ADM presents the science behind the Clarisoy line at the New Products & Technology Table Top Showcase on Wednesday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Russ Egbert, Director of Protein Research for ADM, is available to discuss the distinctive properties of Clarisoy. Attendees are able to sample Harmony Soymilk made with Clarisoy 150.
To meet growing customer demand, ADM has expanded production of Clarisoy. The company recently opened its first commercial-scale plant to produce the vegetable-based protein, which offers clarity and high-quality protein in beverage products. The ingredient is available to customers looking to purchase quantities beginning in June.
“Since launching Clarisoy at IFT last year, customer feedback has been positive, and demand for clean-tasting, transparent proteins continues to increase in the rapidly growing fruit and vegetable juice and sports nutrition categories,” said Bruce Bennett, General Manager of ADM Specialty Products—Oilseeds. “Creating a dedicated plant to produce our signature Clarisoy product line will allow us to serve growing customer demand for proteins in low pH beverages.”
The facility, located in Decatur, Ill., provides a new line extension for ADM’s existing isolated soy protein production. Clarisoy is created through a patented process that delivers a highly purified product with a 95% protein concentration on a moisture-free basis. “We expect this plant to be the foundation for an entire Clarisoy product line, as we continue to evolve it to meet our customers’ needs,” said Bennett.
In March 2011, ADM entered into a licensing agreement with Vancouver-based Burcon NutraScience Corp., which allowed ADM to be responsible for the worldwide production, distribution, and sale of Clarisoy soy protein. The license agreement gives ADM exclusive rights across all geographic regions and all potential product applications to produce, market, and sell the ingredient.