About

At Cosun Protein, we are committed to delivering ingredients that are good for the planet, are healthy, and taste great. We think that these values are in line with what today’s consumers are looking for. More and more people are choosing to follow a plant-based diet, but still want products that meet their expectations in terms of taste and texture. 

Our Tendra® product was developed specifically to meet these demands. We believe that products that are healthy, sustainable and ethical - but which do not sacrifice flavor – have the best chance of success on the supermarket shelf. 

Tendra® is a protein isolate, sourced from the fava bean. The crops used to produce Tendra® are cultivated in Europe, are GMO free, and grown in a climate-friendly way with limited water use. Fava bean plants are also powerful nitrogen fixers - once they have flowered and produced beans, they release nitrogen back into the soil. This makes them the ideal crop for sustainable ingredient production. 

On the formulation side, fava bean protein delivers a neutral taste, as well as numerous functional benefits such as high solubility and excellent emulsification and foaming properties. All this makes  Tendra® the perfect ingredient to create healthy and sustainable animal-free and dairy alternatives, every bit as good as animal-based products like cheeses, yoghurt, ice cream, sauces and milk. 

At every stage, from sourcing fava beans through to advising customers, we are passionate about making a positive difference. Get in touch with us to find out more!

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

meet Team

Anna Zanker

Sales Manager

Ard Duits

Senior Production Technologist

Bart Pennings

Sales Manager

Celine Cantineau

Application Specialist

Hanna Heijnen

Marketing Communication Specialist

Houda Stuijts

Sampling & Application Officer

Karin Gommeren - Vos

Quality Specialist

Laura Maduro

Management Assistant

Marcel van der Vaart

Business Development Manager

Margriet van Gurp

Application Manager

Marlies Geerts

Scientist

Michiel Pronk

Sales Manager

Myrte van der Heijden

Process Technologist

Paul Schoutens

Chief Financial Officer

Paulus Kosters

Strategic Advisor

Pippa Vogel

Application Specialist

Richelle Talbot

Sales Manager

Ricky van Beers

Technical Sales Specialist

Thijs Bosch

Director

Thijs Hoveling

Sourcing Manager

Tim Veerman

Chief Operating Officer

Yolanda Llamas

Application Specialist