Relsus, a Singapore-based food technology company specializing in plant-based protein concentrates and isolates, has launched its premium range of plant-based protein powders in India. Relsus is introducing sustainably produced plant-based proteins manufactured in India using locally sourced raw materials. This initiative is aimed at addressing protein deficiency and contributing to global efforts to combat climate change by reducing the food industry’s carbon footprint.
With more than 100 start-ups in India focusing on plant-based food and beverage options, who mainly depend upon imported protein powders, and often face inconsistent qualities. Relsus’s launch is a step towards reducing dependency on protein powder imports by producing high quality products in India, and supporting local farmers, thereby boosting incomes, and creating job opportunities within India.
Relsus has partnered with key agricultural research institutions and farmers for cultivating non-GMO crops such as chickpea, mung bean, green pea, and papeseed through organic farming practices. These crops serve as the foundation for Relsus’s top-tier plant-based protein offerings. Relsus says its technology brings consistency in the production of high-quality protein powders without the usage of harmful chemicals and solvents, contributing to its commitment to reliability and sustainability.
Founder and CEO Vineet Singhal said, “With the launch of Relsus’ range of high quality, and scalable plant-based protein powders, we are committing ourselves to empower local and global FMCG and plant-based food & beverage companies to make healthier options more easily accessible to consumers in many different forms. We believe India can play the role of a catalyst in the journey of global protein transition, to meet the challenges of climate change.”
The global food industry, responsible for 34% of greenhouse gas emissions, faces an urgent need for sustainable alternatives to feed the growing population projected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050. Relsus says it acknowledges the dual challenges of protein deficiency and environmental impact and is dedicated to offering scalable solutions through plant-based proteins and specialty starches.
Further, as the global trend of veganism grows, with approximately five hundred million vegetarians and five million strict vegans in India as of 2020 with the trend expected to exhibit a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.32% during 2022-2027, Relsus is strategically positioned to capitalize on this shift.
The launch includes products such as ChanaTein Chickpea Protein Concentrate, MungPro Mung Bean Protein Isolate, PeaTein Pea Protein Concentrate, CanoTein Rapeseed Protein Isolate designed to revolutionize various applications in the food and beverage industry.