Potato blends/mix, applicable in wet- and dry pet food, are carefully formulated with high-quality co-products collected during the production of food-grade potato products. It is a combination of flakes, slices, starches, fries, fibers and proteins. It brings back the natural balance from the potato in the finished product. We also offer tailor-made blends and are able to produce special blends on customer's request. The benefit of our potato blends is a stable and constant high-quality product for kibble production. It is 100 % potato-based with stable nutritional values and constant behavior in the extrusion process. Finally, yet importantly, it is Gluten- and Mycotoxin free, NON-GMO, and therefore a popular alternative for grains and rice. With a low carbon footprint, this plant-based blend perfectly meets the pet owner’s evolving requirements.
Corn Gluten Meal is an excellent source of protein and amino acids. Compared to chicken, which has an average of less than 20% protein per gram, corn gluten meal contains an average of 60 to 70% protein per gram, making it a great ingredient for kibbles. Corn gluten meal also helps give structure to the kibbles. The consistency of gluten helps to hold the ingredients together in the kibble, making sure that the pet food gives the pet the nutrition it needs.
Regularly used in many plant-based food products, pea protein is a versatile ingredient that provides a high protein solution to many different applications. From plant-based meats to plant-based dairy, sports nutrition and pet food, pea protein is your ideal protein solution.
Potato starch is one of the most used plant-based ingredients for pet food. It is an important source of energy for pets and is used in many formulas as it ensures that pet food has the right texture and structure due to its binding qualities. Alternative grains exist, however, these ingredients contain gluten. Therefore, potato starch is an excellent grain-free and gluten-free option for pet food. Potato starch is a co-product released during the slicing process of food-grade potatoes with a low carbon footprint. Plant-based pet food with a low carbon footprint perfectly meets the pet owner’s evolving requirements. Native- and extruded potato starch is available.
Tapioca starch is extracted from the storage roots of the cassava plant. An excellent grain-free option for pet food as it is a highly digestible carbohydrate and an excellent source of energy. Tapioca Starch contains no added sugars or protein. The shape, texture and density of the kibble depend on the starch content. In wet pet food it is often used to provide a specific texture, as mouthfeel and structure help the palatability. Tapioca contains a small amount of resistant starch, which has benefits that can be compared to fiber when supporting digestive health. Finally, tapioca in pet food can be beneficial for pets experiencing allergies and sensitivities. Both native- and extruded tapioca starch are available.
Vital wheat gluten is derived from wheat grain and offers a high protein, strong binding ingredient to many applications. Vital wheat gluten offers a concentrated, high protein solution that aids in the texture and nutritional content. Wheat protein (75% protein) is used in pet food, where it improves water absorption and fat-binding properties. In kibbles, it improves resistance to breaking after extrusion and during packaging. It is an excellent source of protein and contributes to nutritional labeling claims.
Sweet Potato (powder and pellets) is used for the production of petfood. It is considered the most nutritious vegetable due to their high vitamin A, beta-carotene content and minerals. Sweet potatoes are a good source of natural dietary fiber, and add a healthy, sweet taste to the food.
Tapioca hard pellets are an essential ingredient in grain-free pet food diets, which helps pets maintain consistent digestion. The benefit of using tapioca ingredients in pet food instead of grains is tapioca’s biochemical simplicity. Grains are complex as they contain proteins and other phytonutrients and carbohydrates. Tapioca is an ideal carbohydrate source without any proteins and will not cause immune-mediated reactions like those observed in grain-based diets. We supply pellets with three different starch contents, namely 48%, 60 % and 65%.
Vital wheat gluten is derived from wheat grain and offers a high protein, strong binding ingredient to many applications. Used extensively in the bakery industry, vital wheat gluten offers a concentrated, high protein solution that aids in the texture and nutritional content of many baking applications. Furthermore, it's strong binding capacity helps to maintain structure in many plant-based meats.
Meelunie is supplier of agricultural ingredients and it offers tapioca starch under its food product category. It is used in food industry applications like bakery products (biscuits), sheeted and extruded snacks, soups, sauces, graves, puddings and pie fillings, pudding powders, and dairy desserts, processed meat, etc. It is also used in various applications in the paper industry. It is a white powder with neutral taste.
Starch is important for all of us; people around the world have diets consisting mainly of foods that are high in starch. Similarly, starch has always been the basis for the Meelunie brand. Our starches are used in: Noodles, soups, cakes, cookies, drink mixes, yogurt, dairy products, breading, meat coatings, paper, and much more.