Specialty and meat analogs

Cargill offers a range of products that may be marketed as vegetarian and/or meat substitutes, consisting of total or partial plant-derived protein ingredients. For example, soy protein is a clean label alternative that adds high-quality protein to replace traditional protein in beef, chicken and fish products. It has excellent fat binding and water absorption that results in increased yields and profits.

Ingredients and systems


  • Sodium Citrate


  • Textured Soy Flour

Starches & Derivatives

  • Cook-up Starch


  • Alginates
  • Carrageenan



Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.