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Pea processor wants more protein

Mean protein in western Canadian peas peaked at 24.7 per cent in 2007, but declined to 22.1 per cent last year

Pea researchers have a new focus on protein as plans for the world’s largest protein-based pea-processing plant move ahead in Portage la Prairie, Man. Last January, Roquette, a French specialty food and pharmaceutical supplier, announced construction of the $400-million plant, expected to employ 150 people and process up to 125,000 tonnes of peas each year. […] Read more


Pea protein a focus ahead of new processing plant coming to Manitoba

Construction won't begin until next year, but researchers are on the hunt for ways to boost protein content in yellow peas

Pea researchers have a new focus on protein as plans for the world’s largest protein-based pea-processing plant move ahead in Portage la Prairie. The Roquette plant has been big news for Manitoba’s pea industry. In January, the French-based specialty food and pharmaceutical excipient supplier announced $400 million for the plant, expected to employ 150 people […] Read more