Plant based protein ingredients are available as fractionated concentrates and isolates in the form of powders, primarily used for food fortification. Additionally, the industry is also working towards developing colors, sweeteners & flavors derived from plant sources. Natural food dyes such as carrot concentrate, red beet root juice concentrate etc. are being used to replace synthetic colorants to aid clean labeling.
Vegetable sources such as soy, pea, canola and other algal proteins are widely used in food and beverages. Although soy has been the dominant plant protein source, the need for clean label, non-GMO, vegan protein ingredients which are sustainable and allergen free, has led to experimentation with other plant sources. 
A recent addition to the plant protein source is chickpea. Being introduced by Nutriati under the brand Artesa, chickpea proteins not only deliver a superior taste, aroma, mouthfeel and appearance to the foods, but also provide superior oil & water binding qualities, freeze/thaw stability, solubility/dissolution as well as suspendability as compared to other plant proteins.
Plant-based protein market is tremendously increasing, and many companies are cultivating for the novel sources. One of the California based organizations, Plantible Foods is working on the new aquatic plant – LEMMA, also known as duckweed .Being advantageous in cultivation and scaling, lemma protein can be a strong contender. Plantible Foods says that it offers benefits unmatched by other plant-based protein sources.
Based on a proprietary blend of pea protein, rice brown proteins and coconut milk base, Aloha has launched a new plant-based protein beverage developed specifically for premium whole-body replenishment which is available as a shelf-stable protein drink with three flavors i.e. Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut and Vanilla. This drink provides 18 g of protein with only 5 g of coconut sugar for nutrition and digestion which serves as a nutritious protein drink.