Developing new products based on healthier and more sustainable alternative proteinsPopulation growth denotes the increasing demand for protein sources. We must ensure sustainability in managing this resource through more efficient processes and through the use of new protein sources. This is essential to the development of a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive economy (European Strategy 2020). In addition to the environmental factor, consumers are looking for more natural and, above all, healthier foods. Moreover, there is a growing market for sports-specific nutrition through protein foods that increase or regenerate muscle mass under conditions of intense physical exertion.
Given this boom in demand and the limitations encountered in the production of animal protein, we need to look for alternative sources.