Dry pet food extrusion

Extrusion is widely used in manufacturing industry (food/feed, plastic, etc.) to produce different shapes, all regards to what customer wants. Food extrusion system is much more complexed compared to plastic extrusion system. A simple reason to that is a number of ingredients used for forming an extruded product, known as pellets or kibbles so predicting…

Difference between concentrates and isolates

Both Natural and Organic are segments showing growth. But was is natural and organic when it comes to pea ingredients? Is a pea protein isolate or a pea starch isolate made by the use of chemicals like Anti foaming agents, Nitric acid, Sodium hydroxide or Sodium bisulphite natural? And can an organic rawmaterial end up…

AAFCO pulse definitions

2016: Here is an overview from the AAFCO meeting; 60.113, 114, 115, 116 Pulse Definitions including Lentil language 60.113 Pulse fiber consists primarily of the outer coverings and/or hull of pulse crops derived from pulse dry milling. Pulse crops include the edible seeds of legumes (excluding oil seeds). Acceptable pulse crops are listed below. The product must…

Vestkorn purchases the pea activities of DLG Ingredients

Vestkorn will take over all the pea activities at DLG Ingredients in Durup. Vestkorn does this in order to extend their position as the leading producer in Europe of protein, starch and fiber of pulse concentrates. By this purchase, Vestkorn extends the product portfolio with the production of split peas and becomes the biggest producer…

Why Vestkorn?

Vestkorn is the biggest producer in Europe of natural concentrates from dry milling of pulses. The privately owned company is also the only one in Europe running this kind of processing plant on a continous basis, 24 hours a day. As every miller knows, contionous operation prepares the ground for the best and most stable…

Vestkorn

NEW!! Fababean protein 65%

Vestkorn is the biggest producer in Europe of protein and starch concentrates made from the dry milling of the two legumes faba beans and peas. The company is a subsidiary of Tau Mølle with a history going back more than 150 years, to 1855. Vestkorn is located in Tau, close to Stavanger, Norway. The company…