Status: Need is Closed

Pea Proteins for Low pH Beverages / 低pH飲料用のエンドウタンパク

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Need was closed on
Oct 31

PepsiCo seeks to incorporate pea protein concentrate into low pH beverages.



Humans have cultivated and eaten peas (Pisum sativum) for millennia. Modern consumers are looking to the seed as a promising protein source – it is rich in proteins which can be isolated to make pea protein concentrates (PPC).

While PPC are available in many forms and products, little or no research has been done to understand its behavior in low pH solution or model systems. As a result, food producers have encountered difficulties incorporating PPC into acidic products, such as fruit juices.

The goal of this project is to identify pea protein concentrates that are suitable for usage in low pH systems or to find technologies capable of processing PPC so that they may be used in low pH environments.

エンドウ豆(Pisum sativum)は何千年にもわたり栽培され、食されてきた。またエンドウ豆の種子は、有望なタンパク源として近年消費者に注目されており、エンドウタンパク濃縮物(PPC)の製造に必要なタンパク質が豊富に含まれている。穀物を基本とした食事ではリジンというアミノ酸が不足するが、PPCにはこのリジンが豊富に含まれている。

Key success Criteria


  • Focused exclusively on pea protein concentrates/isolates:
    • Yellow or green
  • Increased protein solubility (above 50%) at a pH between 3.0 and 4.0
  • Low flavor profile and texture impact (astringency/grittiness) on fluid model systems of at least 4% protein content
  • Samples for review (powder/liquid form)
  • エンドウタンパク濃縮物または単離物のみ対象
    • 黄色または緑色のもの
  • pH 3.0~4.0の範囲において高いタンパク溶解性(50%以上)を示す
  • 少なくともタンパク含量4%の溶液モデルにおいて、香味特性やテクスチャーへの影響が弱い
  • テストサンプル(粉体または液体)の利用が可能


  • Non-dairy, non-allergenic, non-GMO processing aids (enzymes)
  • All natural, non-dairy, non-soy ingredients in case processing aides are added (enzymes)
  • PDCAAS above 0.8
  • Clarity in solution
  • Suitable for use in a production environment
  • 加工助剤(酵素)に乳、アレルゲン、GMOを使用していない
  • 加工助剤(酵素)が全て自然素材であり、乳および大豆原料を使用していない
  • タンパク質消化吸収率補正アミノ酸スコア(PDCAAS)が0.8以上
  • 溶液中で透明
  • 製造現場環境での使用に適している
Possible Approaches

PepsiCo is interested in all approaches that produce a pea protein concentrate for usage in a low pH system.


Approaches not of Interest

PepsiCo is not interested in protein concentrates from plants other than peas. Additionally, PepsiCo is not seeking unprocessed whole pea flour.


Due Date
Oct 31
Items to be submitted

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To respond to this project, please use the online response form to provide the following information:

  • Response Title
  • Proposed Technical Approach
  • Technical Summary
    • Solubility in pH between 3.0 & 4.0 and stability in solution
    • Amino acid profile
      • PDCAAS or
      • DIAAS
    • Digestibility information
    • Regulatory information
  • Organization Details
  • Organization Name
  • Point of Contact
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Technical Maturity
  • Budget/Timeline
  • Experience

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Your response should be a concise abstract/executive summary. The proposal should briefly describe the technical approach and provide information on technology performance, background and description of the responding team and their related experience. By submitting a response, you acknowledge that PepsiCo, in its sole discretion, may select or reject a response or any portion thereof.

Nothing in this Project Description obligates PepsiCo to implement, practice, license, purchase or provide any solutions, recommendations, inventions, intellectual property, products, concepts, systems, techniques or services, or to enter into any relationship or agreement with any party responding to this Project Description (a “Respondent”). This Project Description does not create a relationship of agency, partnership, joint venture, or license between the PepsiCo and any Respondent. Respondent acknowledges that PepsiCo may currently or in the future be developing, acquiring or licensing information inventions, intellectual property, products, concepts, systems, techniques or services similar to those being requested in this Project Description. Accordingly, nothing in this Project Description will be construed as a representation or agreement that PepsiCo will refrain from developing or authorizing another to develop any products, concepts, systems or techniques that are similar to those contemplated in this Project Description.

Client Point of Contact

Sameer Talsania
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Brandy Heflin
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