NEW YORK — Biotechnology company Pureture has formulated a plant-based casein. The company aims to formulate alternative dairy products using plant-based ingredients.
Casein is a key component in animal-based dairy products and is a milk protein that creates a stable emulsion, preventing fat and water from separating, which gives milk its smooth texture, according to the company. The company has formulated the plant-based casein using yeast-based and plant-based materials, which will mimic milks normal taste, texture and functionality, the company said.
The plant-based casein may be used as a protein to cheeses and other alternative dairy products like milk and yogurt, according to the company.
“At Pureture, we’re laser focused on developing materials and technologies for essential food changes that will provide us with a richer and long-lasting food culture,” said Rudy Yoo, founder and chief executive officer of Pureture. “With this new innovation, we’re thrilled to introduce a product that ensures the joy of dairy flavor and texture remains, while delivering a cleaner label and contributing to a more sustainable future.”