Wheat is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and has always been one of the most important staples for many countries. The wheat grain has a high nutritional value. The wheat grain consists of approx. 70% starch, 14% protein and, for example, high-quality amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Simultaneously, the high nutritional value and very good storage properties have already made wheat indispensable for world nutrition in the past.
Wheat-based raw materials, such as wheat starch and wheat proteins, are essential for modern food production. Bread and baked goods cover 20% of our daily calorie consumption and contribute significantly to a balanced diet. We are fascinated by the idea that one of the oldest crops in the world can use new processing technologies to provide an important answer to new challenges. The natural ingredients of wheat improve quality and reduce resource consumption in the end-consumer product in a wide range of applications.
As a partner to the food industry, it is our aim to support resource conservation even more strongly in the future and to create equivalent alternatives to meat with our vegetable proteins. As a food specialist at the Crespel & Deiters Group, Loryma offers textured wheat proteins with its Lory® Tex products, which enable the sustainable and simple production of vegetarian and vegan alternatives to animal products.