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Whitepaper: Plant proteins from Finland

In order to meet the global climate targets a dietary shift which includes more of minimally processed plant based foods is a must. In Finland, the development of sustainable plant protein alternatives has taken place and many successful consumer products and ingredients have already reached the international markets.

Finnish response to the global need of protein alternatives

Building a sustainable food system brings in remarkable business opportunities for Finnish plant-based ingredients and alternative protein sources. Finland has excellent basis to plant-based food innovations. This can be a real success factor in boosting export and business potential.

Many successful products have already reached international markets such as Pulled Oats®, Elovena® and Beanit® as meat alternatives, BlackGrain from Yellow FieldsTM and Aurora as alternative protein sources obtained from rapeseed and oats.


This whitepaper covers the following topics:

  • Why Finland has excellent basis to develop plant based food innovations
  • The importance of consumer acceptance around meat alternatives
  • Finland as emerging exporter of plant protein ingredients
  • How easy to cook consumer products increase consumption of plant proteins

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DOI: 10.32040/EXPRO.WhitePaper.2022.PlantProteins.


You can open the Plant proteins from Finland whitepaper from the link below.

EXPRO ecosystem project partners

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
University of Helsinki
University of Vaasa
Foodwest Ltd.
Apetit Group
Compass Group



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