About us

Cosun Protein is committed to creating next generation plant-based proteins that change the development of plant-based products. We actively contribute to the protein transition by supplying the industry with high-quality plant-based protein ingredients that are as good, if not better than, products based on animal-derived proteins.

Our first commercial protein, called Tendra®, is known for its unique properties in the areas of taste and functionality. Tendra® is introduced in 2022 and is a game-changing product that is the result of our proprietary extraction technology. For you as a user that means a flavour and aroma neutral plant protein with exceptional high functionality that exceeds industry standards. As a result, Tendra®can enable you to generate high quality plant-based food products which stand out in the market place. At Cosun Protein we aim to partner with food producing companies to create better tasting, more sustainable and healthier, food products.

Cosun Protein is part of Royal Cosun an international agricultural cooperative, owned by 8.400 growers. Cosun’s mission is to unlock the full potential of plants.

Product - Tendra

Mild and neutral taste

Ask any consumer and they’ll tell you – taste is their number one priority. This is where Tendra® can make all the difference. Through our proprietary extraction technology and purification process, we deliver a flavor- and aroma-neutral plant protein that is ideal for great-tasting animal-free and dairy-alternative products.

Easily dissolvable

Tendra® overcomes another common plant protein formulation challenge – poor solubility. In contrast, Tendra® dissolves easily, and remains stably dispersed in solutions. The end result is a smooth dairy-alternative product, without any of the graininess that can be associated with plant proteins.

Excellent emulsification properties

Another challenge has been achieving good levels of emulsification with plant proteins. Tendra® delivers excellent emulsifying and foaming functionalities – essential in creating tasty and attractive animal-free and dairy-alternative products. This functionality can be achieved even at low concentrations, while increasing the dosage will not affect functionality or taste.


Consumers want clean label ingredients that are sustainably sourced. Tendra® comes from GMO-free fava beans, grown right here in Europe in an environmentally-friendly manner. The fava bean is also a hugely efficient nitrogen fixer, naturally enriching the soil and providing food and energy for the next crop of plants.

“Our mission is to contribute to the protein transition with high quality protein ingredients.”