June 17, 2008 15:47 ET

Solae to Demonstrate Technologies at IFT That Help Food Companies Manage Costs, Deliver Health and Wellness Benefits

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Solae, the world leader in providing soy protein solutions to food companies, will showcase several new concepts that address consumer health and wellness needs, improve food functionality and provide significant costs savings for manufacturers at booth 3727 at the 2008 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans June 28-July 1.

A few of the innovative health and wellness concepts that will be shown include:

--  Pomegranate-Acai Heart-Healthy Smoothie -- A 100 percent juice
    smoothie with antioxidant-rich "superfruits" and soy protein.
--  Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Bliss -- A high-protein bar with soy
    protein, dark chocolate and exotic goji berries.
--  Mini Barbeque Vegetarian Beef Sandwiches -- Tender, shredded
    vegetarian beef (featuring Solae's SUPRO® MAX structured vegetable
    proteins) in a tangy barbeque sauce on a mini roll.

"These Solae product concepts highlight just a few of the ideas that our applications and marketing teams are working on to help food manufacturers develop innovative and consumer-relevant products," said Jean Heggie, Solae director of marketing. "In addition, these products deliver health and wellness benefits, capitalizing on soy's natural and healthy positioning."

Cost management will be another key theme at the Solae booth. Solae's SUPRO® MAX structured vegetable protein will be highlighted in culinary demonstrations, showing how SUPRO® MAX structured vegetable proteins, when combined with lower-cost meat and poultry raw materials, enhances the quality and value of such materials. And with dairy protein prices remaining at elevated levels, beverage and bar concepts will demonstrate how manufacturers can reduce protein costs and supply volatility by using soy protein as an alternative to dairy protein.

"There has never been a better time for food companies to consider soy protein as an economical, functional and healthy alternative to other proteins," Heggie said.

As a high-quality protein source, soy protein addresses key health and wellness areas: heart health, satiety/weight management, lean muscle mass development and maintenance, and sustained energy.

Several Solae representatives will be at the company's booth to discuss the benefits of Solae's soy proteins. For more information on the Solae concepts at IFT, please contact 1-800-325-7108. Click here to view food and meat concepts that will be presented at IFT 2008.

Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technology to the food, meat and nutritional products industries. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional and economical benefit 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 Limited (NYSE: BG) and DuPont (NYSE: DD). For more information, visit

SUPRO® is a registered trademark of Solae, LLC.

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