The Tillage Edge

In the third part of a four part series looking at protein crops, on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast we examine if Irish protein crops can be transformed to supply the plant based protein market.  
Mark Fenelon from Teagasc, is the project leader of U Protein which is looking at concentrating the protein content of plant materials to make food ingredient products.  
Mark explains how the project aims to develop alternative plant product streams so that all of the plant can be used in higher value food ingredient markets.
Sinead Fitzsimons, also from Teagasc, is the project manager of U Protein and she outlines the process of grinding, liquefying and ultimately concentrating protein from plants.  
She explains how beans can be milled into flour at 25% protein but this can be concentrated to about 60% protein or all the way to 90% protein called an isolate.
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The Tillage Edge is Teagasc's new tillage podcast, presented by Michael Hennessy.

Bringing you weekly episodes covering agronomy needs of crops throughout the season with input from Teagasc researchers and views from across the industry.

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