High moisture Extrusion

Create your own plant-based meat analogues today

What is High Moisture Extrusion?

High moisture extrusion is a technique by which plant proteins can be shaped into meat-like products. These can be used as plant-based meat substitutes. Plant-based meat analogues offer an unique way to reduce the environmental footprint of our diet.

How does it work?

Plant protein powder (such as flour or concentrate) is mixed with water and by application of high pressure and temperature a certain degree of friction and shearing is achieved. This leads to fiber formation of the plant protein. The result is a meat-free product with a meat-like texture and bite.

Previously developed products

100% Plant-based

Our High Moisture Extrusion Equipment

Thermo Scientific Process 11

Parallel Twin-Screw Extruder

Barrel Zones


7 x 5 L/D electrical heated
and water cooled

        Fully segmented, co-rotating

Advantages of High Moisture Extrusion at Future Foods

    Short lead times (testing is possible within weeks)

    Test your novel products (such as proteins, fibers, flavorings, etc.) in high moisture         extrusion

    Lab-scale size extruder, only grams of your product are needed to develop high         moisture extrusion products

    Test up to 40 samples per day (depending on product)