Pea starch helps Lamb Weston reduce supply chain snags, trim food waste

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Lamb Weston is leaning on pea starches as an alternative batter ingredient to mitigate supply chain challenges while trimming food waste, according to the food supplier’s 2021 ESG report.

The company began sourcing pea starch, a byproduct of pea processing, from an unnamed supplier last year to replace traditional starches. In tests, pea starch delivered “a nearly identical match to our traditional batters” in performance and consumer acceptance, Lamb Weston said in the report.

“This alternative is now used in many of our batters and coatings, solving a business problem while also reducing food waste,” the report said. “Looking forward, we will continue exploring how to incorporate byproducts into our products.”

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