Textured wheat proteins Trigovit® Tex in pet food:

Like us humans, our pets also rely on a healthy diet. Easily-digestible protein sources are an important part of a well-balanced pet food formulation. With a protein content of up to 75%, our Trigovit® Tex textured wheat proteins represent a high-quality source of vegetable protein in animal feed. Trigovit® Tex products also have other functional properties that optimise the end-consumer product. Our Trigovit® Tex product portfolio covers a wide range of shapes and colours. Their fibrous textures optimise the sensory and optical properties of the feed, thereby ensuring an improved texture and crunchiness, in addition to providing the desired appearance. The good taste absorption makes the Trigovit® Tex textured wheat proteins versatile for the production of various types of animal feed. Thanks to the easy handling and the high process stability (also in autoclaves), the Trigovit® Tex textured wheat proteins form highly-functional products for pet food.

Trigovit® Tex – the textured wheat protein in the holistic feed concepts of healthy animal feed.

Trigovit® Tex textured wheat protein products provide a sustainable, plant-based source of protein for balanced animal feed and ensure an optimal texture of the end-consumer product. They are manufactured in an elaborate extrusion process. Trigovit® Tex can be produced in a variety of different forms and colours and can also be adapted to comply with individual requirements. The addition of water gives Trigovit® Tex a fibrous structure that resembles meat and fish and has a unique crunchiness. Trigovit® Tex is both odour- and tasteless. This makes it suitable for use in innovative end-consumer products and for attaining the desired appearance. Applications of the Trigovit® Tex textured wheat proteins:

  • Dry feed (for example as a fibrous component in dry kibbles)
  • Wet feed (for example, as a texture-providing solid in addition to chunks and pieces of meat))
  • As solid particles in semi-moist feed applications
  • As a special highlight in snack applications

Properties of textured wheat proteins:

  • Pure vegetable protein source (up to 75 % protein content)
  • Meat-like texture and unique crunchiness
  • Neutral odour and taste
  • Suitable as a carrier for fragrances and flavours
  • Easy storage at room temperature
  • Different forms possible: powder, chunks, flakes, granules
  • Different colours available such as cream, brown, red
  • Easy processing due to short soaking times
  • High water absorption

Application areas of textured wheat proteins:

  • Increasing the protein content in feed applications
  • Enrichment with plant-based proteins
  • Gives the end-consumer product the desired texture
  • Reproduction of the textures of many types of meat
  • Reproduction of fish-like textures
  • Optimisation of sensory properties
  • Creation of fibrous or granular texture
  • Preferred use after rehydration (swelling and water absorption)

Production of purely plant-based chew sticks with protein without binding agents

Plant-based chew sticks with Trigovit® Tex Granules | Trigea

Plant-based chew sticks with Trigovit® Tex Granules.

The demand for alternative protein sources is increasing. Trigea offers pet food manufacturers a wheat-based alternative for manufacturing chew sticks while  improving functional properties.

Trigovit® Tex is particularly suitable for cold-extruded snacks because, in  addition to its authentic texture, it also has excellent binding properties that
allow it to be shaped without the addition of further binding agents.

General properties:

  • Purely plant-based source of protein (up to 75 % protein content)
  • Reproduction of many types of meat textures
  • Neutral in odour and flavour
  • High water absorption
  • High process stability (also in autoclaves)
  • Uncomplicated storage at room temperature

Swelling behaviour of the Trigovit®Tex Chunks

More information on the textured Trigovit® Tex wheat proteins:

Would you like to know more about the textured Trigovit® Tex wheat proteins, the application and properties, as well as the possibilities for your production? Then feel free to drop us a line! We will be happy to advise you according to your individual requirements.

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Our textured wheat proteins at a glance

Trigovit® Tex Powder C110 is a textured wheat protein in powder form, for use in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Powder
C 110

Powder

Cream

The small cream-coloured Trigovit® Tex Flakes SCS 110, SCS 140 und SCM 140 are textured wheat proteins,used for products in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Flakes
SCS 110, SCM 140

Flakes Small (approx. 12.5 mm x 10.0 mm)

Cream

The small, light-brown Trigovit® Tex Flakes SBS 111 are textured wheat proteins for feed applications in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Flakes
SBS 111

Flakes Small (approx. 12.5 mm x 10.0 mm)

Brown

The small, brown Trigovit® Tex Flakes SDM 112 are textured wheat proteins for use in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Flakes
SDM 112

Flakes Small (approx. 12.5 mm x 10.0 mm)

Dark brown

The large, cream-coloured Trigovit® Tex Flakes LCS 110 und LCF 110 are textured wheat proteins for products in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Flakes
LCS 110, LCF 110

Flakes Large  (approx. 20.0 mm x 14.5 mm)

Cream

The large, light brown Trigovit® Tex Flakes LBS 111 are textured wheat proteins for feed applications in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Flakes
LBS 111

Flakes Large (approx. 20.0 mm x 14.5 mm)

Brown

The large, brown Trigovit® Tex Flakes LDM 111 are textured wheat proteins for use in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Flakes
LDM 111

Flakes Large (approx. 20.0 mm x 14.5 mm)

Dark Brown

The cream-coloured Trigovit® Tex Strips SCM 110 are textured wheat proteins in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Strips
SCM 110

Strips Small (approx. 35.0 mm x 10.0 mm)

Cream

The cream-coloured Trigovit® Tex Chunks SCF 110 are textured wheat proteins for feed applications in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Chunks
SCF 110

Chunks Small (approx. 15.0 mm x 11.5 mm)

Cream

The cream-coloured Trigovit® Tex Chunks MCF 110 are textured wheat proteins for feed applications in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Chunks
MCF 110

Chunks Medium (approx. 45.0 mm x 11.5 mm)

Cream

The brown Trigovit® Tex Granules SBF 113 are textured wheat proteins for use in animal feed | Crespel & Deiters

Trigovit® Tex Granules
SBF 113

Granules Small

Brown