ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, US — Bunge Global SA is collaborating with Golden Fields, an agricultural company and dry miller of pea and faba in Europe, to expand its portfolio to include pea and faba protein concentrates, complementing its soy lineup.

Golden Fields built and will operate a new factory in Liepaja, Latvia, to produce exclusively for Bunge, which is adding pea and faba to meet demand for plant proteins beyond soy in the food, pet and feed segments.

Bunge’s new range of pea and faba protein concentrates are non-GMO, light in color, finely powdered, and deliver 55% to 70% protein on a dry-basis. This allows food and feed customers to easily enhance protein content and support non-GMO and allergen-free labeling, Bunge said.

Providing sustainability benefits, Bunge’s pea and faba protein concentrates are made from pea and faba farmed through crop-rotation practices and are extracted via dry-fractionation without using water or solvents, which are typically utilized in pulse protein production. Crop sourcing originates from a European network of local farmers across Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which will limit distance to the processing venue. 

The offering of soy, pea, and faba protein concentrates complements Bunge’s oils, fats and lecithins portfolio for customized solutions to meet a broad range of customer needs across food and feed.