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King International to produce local textured vegetable protein

King International to produce local textured vegetable protein
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Soy product manufacturer, King International, will begin producing Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), becoming the first company to use locally grown whole Queensland soybeans.

First opened in 1987, King International makes soy yogurts, dips, cheeses, and tofu sold across Australia and New Zealand.

“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,” Eric Hsu, founder and MD told Food Mag.

Hsu said that while some TVP products are packed in Australia, they are typically made with soybeans from Asia. 

“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,” he said.

TVP, also known as “soy meat”, is made when oil is extracted from whole soybeans. The remaining soy meal can be converted into a meat alternative.

King International’s TVP products boast 48 per cent protein, 31 per cent dietary fibre, and less than 1 per cent carbohydrates.

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