High Moisture Meat Analogues
- High Moisture Extrusion Cooking
Baker Perkins has developed twin-screw extrusion technology to produce fibrated TVP (Texturised Vegetable Protein) using a high moisture extrusion cooking (HMEC) process.
TVP in various forms has been used as a meat substitute since the 1960s.
High Moisture Extrusion Cooking (HMEC) offers a much improved fibrous consistency and texture than conventional TVP made using a low moisture extrusion cooking (LMEC) process. The texture of HMEC TVP convincingly replicates the natural structure, texture and mouth-feel of meat.
Standard twin-screw extruder technology is used for the complex HMEC process, with a special die creating the final product.
We offer standard recipes utilising a variety of different proteins including soy, pea and wheat; beans, lentils and other pulses can also be used. We will also investigate the use of any protein, either for HMEC - commonly used for burger, ground/minced meat and chicken piece substitutes; or for LMEC - typically for sausages, meat balls and chicken nuggets.
Baker Perkins also develops recipes for customers’ own chosen protein.
eSheet: SBX Master™ Extruder
Brochure: Food Extrusion
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