White paper: Whole soya beverages – a new production method

Plant-based beverages are booming globally, with a positioning as an alternative to dairy products in Europe and America. In Asia, plant-based beverages are well established, with a 1000-year tradition of soya brewing. In all regions, consumers are pursuing balanced diets, and plant-based beverages are perceived as trendy and eco-friendly.

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It's time for soya innovation. Through the combined efforts of our Soya & Tea Centre in Singapore, our Product Development Centre in Shanghai, and processing R&D groups in Lund, Sweden, we are able to produce full-fibre soya beverages using a new commercial production method we recently developed.

Using the latest generation of mixing and homogenization technology in a new way, it makes use of the high protein present in the insoluble okara fibres of the soyabean hull, while improving taste and mouthfeel to appeal to a broad range of consumers. Besides increasing nutritional value, this type of product contributes to sustainability targets, because it uses 100% of the bean, with no waste or by-products from the soya ingredients.

Our new white paper shares test results from hundreds of trials, and describes the processing parameters and options that allow you to tune your soya processing line to match a variety of product formulations. We detail the interplay among the major quality characteristics: flavour, mouthfeel, viscosity, stability, and nutritional value. We also demonstrate the major role of particle size in achieving balanced quality, how to achieve the right particle size, and what equipment choices make sense for you.

So whether you have already established soya production, or are thinking of adding soya lines to your dairy operations, our new white paper on whole soya beverages has something for you.

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Tetra Pak Soya Handbook

The Soya Handbook is created by the Tetra Pak Soya Knowledge Centre. The book provides extensive information on soya; quality aspects, processing and packaging.

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Processing applications for soy​ products

Soy is used to make a multitude of products including milk substitutes, traditional soy drinks, juice and soy hybrid drinks.

Plant-based beverages

Plant-based products

The soybean is considered a complete food because it contains protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as an impressive array of vitamins and minerals.