Discovering the next generation of food ingredients
The University of Minnesota’s Plant Protein Innovation Center (PPIC) is the first center of its kind in the nation for plant and other alternative proteins. PPIC was founded in 2018 to bring together researchers—including undergraduate and graduate students—and industry to study and produce sustainable plant protein ingredients. The center is housed in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
Building a better world Discovering the next generation of food ingredients
As our society becomes more health conscious and concerned with the environment, plant proteins are soaring in popularity.
A recent survey by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences found that 31 percent of consumers say they will eat more plant protein over the next five years, while 36 percent of animal product consumers express a clear concern about the environmental impacts of the industry. The future of plant protein is bright, and the University of Minnesota’s Plant Protein Innovation Center is driving discovery and innovation in the field.