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COSUCRA

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COSUCRA
Rue de la Sucrerie 1
Warcoing
B7740
Belgium

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ACTIVE CATEGORIES

emulsifiers and emulsifier systems; fat replacers; fibers; prebiotics; proteins - animal or plant origin; pulses and pulse products; starch and starch products



Cosucra develops and produces naturally-sourced ingredients from locally grown chicory roots and peas. But we want to think about, more than just producing food ingredients. Thinking about food to improve it and make it better able to meet consumers’ expectations in the coming years. Working alongside clients from idea to launch, we deliver innovative solutions in a wide range of applications based on Inulin chicory fiber (Fibruline™), pea protein isolate (Pisane™), pea fiber (Swelite™) and pea starch (Nastar™). We think food better. Naturally.



Articles On FoodIngredientsFirst
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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Vestkorn responds to heightened meat-alternative demand with textured pea and faba protein launch

04 Nov 2019 --- Vestkorn, a Norwegian producer of pea protein and faba protein, has launched a range of textured pea and faba protein. With this launch, Vestkorn targets the increasing demand for... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Cosucra strengthens pea protein investment with new Danish facility

16 Oct 2019 --- Having completed a €35 million (US$38.6 million) investment in the extension of its pea plant in Belgium last year, Cosucra is continuing its development in the fast-evolving... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

IFT 2019: Clean label on the New Orleans menu

30 Apr 2019 --- This year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Expo (IFT19), which will be held in New Orleans (June 2-5, 2019) will allow visitors to experience the newest products,... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Solutions for flexitarians: Ingredion launches organic pea protein isolate, amid plant-based push

08 Mar 2019 --- Ingredion has launched a new certified-organic addition to its line of plant-based proteins for the US and Canada. VITESSENCE Pulse 1803 organic pea protein isolate provides... Read More

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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS

Weekly Roundup: Nestlé to increase female senior positions by 2022, Barry Callebaut continues China market expansion

08 Mar 2019 --- In industry news this week, Nestlé is accelerating its efforts to increase the number of women who have senior executive positions at the company by 2022, in light of... Read More




Video Interviews
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Pea protein expansion potential

Cosucra continues to strengthen its position in the North American market through their pea protein expansion. At IFT 2019, the company presented a vegetarian plant-based muffuletta slider [a New Orleans classic] containing their Swelite, Pisane M9 and Swelite ingredients as a system. A dairy alternative beverage containing a blend of almond milk and pea protein was also presented, while a chocolate oatmeal gluten-free cookie was another highlight. “Our US-based subsidiary Cosucra Inc. was created about one year ago because demand for plant-based protein is forecast to grow significantly. In the last 12 months, we have positioned our strategy which goes beyond health & nutrition and increasingly looks at the food & beverage business,” Frank Truong at Cosucra says.

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Plant-based trends informing NPD

At HiE 2018, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Eric Bosly of Cosucra about the company's plant-based concepts that tap into the growing consumer interest in vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.

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Using chicory root fiber to target sugar reduction – Cosucra

Cosucra is renowned for its production of high-quality food ingredients and wants to help their customers to meet the challenges of the future. The company just recently changed the company profile and communication profile, based on "Thinking Food Better. Naturally." Michel Dewael discussed with FoodIngredientFirst their two main raw materials - pea protein and chicory root fibers. 

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Inulin Based Solutions for Sugar Reduction

Cosucra recently achieved a new health claim. “The concept of sugar reduction is getting more and more important as sugar is getting more demonized and people are looking for solutions to be able to reduce sugar in the long term,” Ronny Platteeuw tells FoodIngredientsFirst. Cosucra have introduced an inulin and fructose chicory root and a liquid fiber which is designed to reduce sugar content. 

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Inside Cosucra's EUR30 Million Investment in Pea Protein Production

The investment, which is highly significant for a medium-sized company, came as a direct result of demand for protein. “For the last 5 years we have developed a lot of concepts to use pea protein and finally we achieved success, especially in the US market, because there was a real demand for new vegetable proteins. And we were in such demand that we had to hurry up this investment. We decided in September 2013 and finally it was in operation of March this year,” Jacques Crahay, the company’s fifth generation CEO. 




Technical Papers
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More and more sport…more and more plant proteins

04 Jul 2012 --- Sport is an integral part of our lives. Whether practicing a sport or following competitions, sport is everywhere : in the papers, on TV, online, a subject of conversation… In a society which continually seeks role models, top-ranking sportsmen and women are worshipped by the masses, who aspire to emulate them. This is how sport is on the way to becoming a vital part of our lifestyle. Far from a passing trend, it is increasingly recognized as one of the cornerstones of personal well-being, intricately linked to health,physical appearance and general performance.

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Swelite Frozen Poultry

11 Apr 2012 --- Texture improvement of restructured frozen poultry products with Swelite®




Articles On The World of Food Ingredients
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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Opinion Edge: The Supplier View: 2017 Food Trends

01 Dec 2016 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on key food industry trends to watch. What will be the key consumer trends driving the food industry forward in 2017 and how are they impacting supplier R&D development?

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THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS

Capitalizing on the Pea Protein Surge

05 Aug 2015 --- Pea protein and inulin supplier Cosucra has set itself an ambitious growth target to its double turnover from €80 million today to €150 million in 2020, as the company looks to ride the protein wave with its pea protein isolate products (Pisane). Jacques Crahay, CEO of Cosucra, discusses the company’s latest plant investment and opportunities on the global protein market.




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