PIP International is thrilled to share its recent inclusion in Game Changers: Leading Companies Powered by Women, an initiative led by Natural Products Canada (NPC).
The list of over 100 companies provides a look at the women leading Canada’s growing natural and bio-based industries. PIP International, under the leadership of CEO and Founder, Christine Lewington, is a Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, based Ag-tech company that is producing premium pea protein isolate to a booming international customer base.
PIP’s all-natural, sustainable, and affordable pea protein product is well-positioned to be an industry leader in the plant-based protein industry, as Lewington and her team have commercialized an advanced technology to extract protein from yellow peas.
“We’re combining ground-breaking and innovative methods, with several cross-industry technologies so we can produce at the lowest cost and in the most sustainable way,” says Lewington. “The result is the best tasting, most affordable pea protein in the world.”
Yellow peas are a natural environmental steward as they are nitrogen-fixing and regenerate the soil. Further, PIP’s sustainable process uses less water, power, natural gas, and electricity to bring its great-tasting pea protein to the market.
“As a balanced source of protein, carbs and even some healthy fat, the nutritional value of yellow peas is excellent. A 1 cup serving of cooked yellow peas provides 16 grams of protein with just a trace of fat and 41 grams of carbs. Hence, yellow peas are the best plant-protein option considering these nutritional properties, high protein content, high amino acid profile, regenerative soil characteristics, and low-cost abundant global supply,” explains Lewington.
PIP is currently focusing on the B2B industry as an ingredient. Its protein isolate, called UP.P™ can be used across diverse food development applications as a premium ingredient at an affordable price.
“Our pea protein gives manufacturers a leading edge because their products can now taste good,” explains Lewington. “I’m currently working with iconic brands that are reformulating their plant-based product lineups with PIP’s protein isolate at the centre of these products. Some are also making new products they were never able to make before. Because our protein is highly functional and tasteless, it can be used in many diverse ways, and our client partners can make their products taste however they want without the use of additional masking or binding ingredients.”
PIP is receiving unprecedented results compared to other proteins developed in the plant-based market and is set
to positively impact the critical need of proteins globally in a more sustainable way. Consumers will soon have more great tasting, enjoyable and environmentally responsible options for their plant-based protein alternatives thanks to PIP.
ABOUT PIP INTERNATIONAL
PIP International Inc. (‘PIP’) is a Canadian-based Agri-tech premium plant-based food ingredient processor. PIP’s gentler and innovative patent pending process delivers an additive-free, neutral taste, neutral color, smooth texture, and high functioning protein derived from yellow peas. PIP is dedicated to the expansion of a more sustainable protein solution on a local, national, and global level. PIP’s team of food industry experts brings decades of design, operations, and business acumen to this first-of-its-kind greenfield project. PIP’s commitment to adapt and adopt innovative sustainable practices across all business functions, from farms to families, is further solidified by owning the rights to a revolutionary new patent-pending wet fractionation process that results in 30 percent less water demand than traditional methods.
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