Parabel USA Inc, producer of plant protein ingredients, today announced that it has finalized a Distribution Agreement with CK Ingredients, a supplier of innovative raw materials, for the commercialization of the award winning LENTEIN® plant protein for the nutraceutical sector in the Canadian market.
Parabel will be partnering with CK ingredients, a leading ingredient distributor, to represent their products in Canada. CK has been providing value-added functional and nutritional ingredients to the Canadian human nutrition market since 1994, working with leading food, beverage and nutraceutical clients across Canada.
Habbo de Vaere, VP of Global Sales at Parabel, says: "CK are the perfect match for us. They are established in Canada where LENTEIN® just received full regulatory approval and they serve the industries Parabel is operating in.
Parabel's LENTEIN® protein is derived from a water lentil, Lemnoideae, which is known as 'the world's most complete food source' and is a minimally processed ingredient that goes from farm to table in only 20 minutes. The protein ingredient has the highest levels of Essential Amino Acids of all plant protein, is non-GMO, free of major allergens and fully sustainable. Parabel announced a few months ago the construction of its second commercial facility in Vero Beach, Florida, where Parabel's existing commercial plant already is located. The new facility will be up and running by June and produce up to 3500 tons of protein per year. The food industry is always looking for new plant protein ingredients and LENTEIN® has proven highly successful in many different applications such as beverages, snacks and bars.
CK will distribute the full range of Parabel's LENTEIN® plant protein ingredients into the nutraceutical sector and will be adding expertise in areas like application development, regulatory, logistics and traceability.