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Protein enrichment in dry pet food

Proteins are an essential nutrient required for the proper nutrition of all animals. Sources of protein for animal nutrition are many and varied, with considerable opportunities for further diversification and substitutions. Protein choice is critical. Roquette offers four raw materials as its starting point: maize, wheat, potatoes and peas. Roquette proteins are much appreciated in formulas due to their high nutritional value. 

Thanks to a wet milling process, all Roquette proteins have low levels of ash, fiber and oligosaccharides. In addition, they are dried carefully to preserve their high digestibility and functionality.

Roquette’s range of proteins for dry pet food at a glance:

  • High protein content and essential amino acids source
  • Low ash content and non-starch polysaccharides
  • High digestibility and good tolerance
  • Absence of anti-nutritional factors
  • Excellent organoleptic qualities.

Some of our proteins combine nutritional and functional properties, and offer new possibilities for optimization and innovation.

Reliable, affordable and more!

Corn Gluten Meal (CGM) or GLUTALYS® HQ, the Roquette European maize gluten, is the dry pet food market’s reference protein. CGM contains an average of 60% protein. It is a low-ash source of protein and acts as a urine acidifier, particularly beneficial for cats. It also gives structure to crunchy kibbles. On top of that, CGM is consistently reliable and affordable.

In Europe, GLUTALYS® HQ (High Quality) – part of the GLUTALYS® range – has been designed specifically for pet food. The grade reflects the highest quality standards in terms of mycotoxin management, allowing high levels of CGM to be incorporated with confidence.

A comprehensive protein solution!

Hydrolized wheat protein is especially renowned for its outstanding digestibility. It is free of anti-nutritional factors and low in ash and fibre. VWG is used in dry pet food for its safety in respect of mycotoxins and is considered as a premium protein source, fitting with and ideal for extrusion technology.  Hydrolized wheat protein® CWS (hydrolysed wheat gluten) is easy to use, making it a good choice when a high protein inclusion rate in dry pet food is desirable. 

Pea protein, more than purely functional!

LYSAMINE® GPS is a highly concentrated protein extracted from the yellow pea. More than being a very good protein source from a nutritional standpoint  (it is rich in essential amino acids such as arginine and lysine, and also low in ash and anti-nutritional factors), pea protein has many attractive features, such as being non-GMO, grain-free, hypoallergenic and sustainable. It is the perfect high-quality vegetable protein source for premium pet food. 

The ideal amino acid profile!

With its 78% protein content, TUBERMINE® GP is also low in ash, non-GMO, grain-free and hypoallergenic but what makes it especially remarkable as a protein source is its balanced amino acid profile, particularly well adapted to pets’ nutritional needs. Potato protein is, in particular, approved for use in organic diets.

Protein contents of our vegetable protein portfolio (N*6.25 %):

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