Today, Solae, LLC, the world's leader in developing soy-based technology and ingredients for nutritious, great-tasting products, is introducing another breakthrough ingredient -- SUPRO(R) XF. This new soy protein isolate from Solae uses proprietary technology to enhance the flavor and functionality for ready-to-drink and powder beverages.

"As the industry leader, Solae is invested in strong science-based research and development strategies, and continues to invest in health and nutrition," said Torkel Rhenman, CEO -- Solae. "This enables us to develop exciting new ingredients, such as SUPRO(R) XF, that deliver quality, great-tasting products for our customers and the end consumer."

SUPRO(R) XF delivers the flavor performance, mouthfeel and nutritional performance critical for beverage applications in sports performance, weight management and clinical nutrition segments. SUPRO(R) XF is a high-quality, complete protein made with patent-pending technology that produces unique peptide amino acid sequences and functionality. This soy protein isolate includes lower levels of soy volatiles for a less beany flavor, higher solubility at neutral to slightly acidic pH ranges compared to other soy proteins, and a low viscosity profile similar to hydrolyzed proteins while avoiding their bitter flavor.

"SUPRO(R) XF is unique in that it can take food products to new levels of soy protein content and deliver great taste at the same time," said Jon McIntyre, senior vice president -- Solae Technology and Innovation. "It provides exceptional flavor and functional performance in addition to nutritional benefits for high-protein beverages."

SUPRO(R) XF soy protein isolates can replace up to 100 percent of the high-value dairy protein in an existing formula while maintaining or improving the overall sensory experience. In some formulas where soy is the sole protein source, SUPRO(R) XF can deliver a positive taste experience at the 30 gram protein per 12 ounce serving level. Solae's sensory data shows that a sports nutrition beverage formulated with SUPRO(R) XF is preferred by consumers 2:1 over the leading commercial brand.

It is available to customers today in the United States.

Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technology and ingredients for the food, meat and nutritional products industries. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional and economic benefits to our customers. At Solae, the journey to innovation begins with nature. We take one of nature's best resources, the soybean, and create nutritious and great-tasting ingredients. Our goal is to provide solutions for today while innovating for tomorrow. With more than 1,000 products used by more than 3,500 customers, Solae's soy ingredients are enjoyed by consumers around the world in products such as baked goods, beverages, nutrition bars, meats, vegetarian meals and much more. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion, the company was formed through an alliance between Bunge and DuPont. For more information, visit www.solae.com.

SUPRO(R) XF is a trademark of Solae, LLC.