King Intl. to produce local textured vegetable protein

King International
Wednesday, 03 August, 2022

King Intl. to produce local textured vegetable protein

King International has announced that it will be producing textured vegetable protein (TVP) from whole Queensland-grown soybeans. The company has a factory set up in Brisbane dedicated to this production.

TVP is known as soy meat and is produced by processing the soymeal left over after oil has been extracted from soybeans. After it is texturised and shaped, the soy product can be used as a vegan alternative to meat.

“From laying down the foundations of our new factory facility, to sampling our very first batch of soy protein, it’s been a long road to establish an Aussie-made TVP range,” said King International Founder and Managing Director Eric Hsu.

“While some TVP products are packed in Australia, our competitors typically use soybeans grown in India or Asia. So, we are very proud of the Queensland-grown products we can now offer, which includes a ‘white meat’ style of protein similar to traditional chicken or fish, along with a ‘red meat’ option more like beef.”

King will be supplying the TVP to wholesale customers such as to pet food companies, vegan brands and food service operators before it starts to target the retail market.

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