Dacsa Group: healthy plant-based ingredients to build the future of food

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Spanish, family owned Dacsa Group – Food Matters Live June 2021 Official Plant-Based Partner –  is the leading dry corn milling company in Europe, a distinguished rice producer, and provides food solutions through their ingredients to most sectors in the food industry. Dacsa CEO’s vision and drive has lead the company from a local player to becoming the European leader, with 10 production sites in five countries with over 500 employees and exporting to 45 different countries.

Always committed to their consumers’ (and the planet’s) well-being, Dacsa pursued developing healthy plant-based ingredients to help the industry build the food for the future and create a positive impact on the world. Dacsa’s milling origins, together with its concern for innovation, drove the group to seek for and develop ingredients to meet new market needs. 

After 8 years of hard work, R&D and heavy investments, they are now positioned as one of the market references in the Plant-Based Industry. Dacsa Group aims to be their customers’ partner of choice in the creation of new product development throughout the process or whenever needed. With their more than 50 years of experience and knowledge, Dacsa Group is able to provide support with the choice of raw materials, technology, formulation and testing, offering an integrated service for the development process of new products and ingredients. Their constant drive to shape added value solutions leads them to co-create with technology and culinary centres, reputed chefs, universities and to validate their developments with end consumers. This allows them to speed up the innovation process and advise their partners when launching new products to the market that will successfully meet market needs. They also provide their facilities to third parties to co-manufacture and provide the market with the solutions consumers value most.

Dacsa’s new project, Pésol pea™ responds to the Plant-Based trend by providing meatless solutions made from peas, an alternative to soy. Pésol pea™ is Dacsa Group’s new brand for high moisture and dry textured vegetable protein. Those innovative ingredients allow our partners to formulate meat substitutes with high nutritional value and free from animal protein.

Besides, they offer added value ingredients such as thermo-treated flours, extruded crisps, batters, predusts and breadcrumbs made from cereals, pulses and ancestral grains that provide an array of functionalities to diverse food sectors. In their pursuit to develop sustainable products, Dacsa Group’s ingredients are clean label, allergen free, OGM free, 100% natural and allow formulations to be high in fibre and protein. Moreover, they are constantly working on developing new products, the latest one being a clean label emulsifier, the aquafaba, as an egg substitute.

Dacsa’s end-to-end control over the supply chain allows them to provide customers with solutions tailored to market demands: from textured pea protein as an ingredient, to the development or co-manufacturing of end products alongside their customers; meeting the needs of anyone willing to tap the plant-based opportunity. Dacsa is the ideal partner for start-ups looking to create the future of food, as well as strengthening or helping companies in the food industry diversify into new business lines.

For more information, please visit Dacsa Group.

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