7 new protein sources

1. Rapeseed

Protein concentrate obtained from rapeseed after oil extraction in a process that guarantees high protein content & quality.

2. Mealworm

Derived from the processing of the larvae of lesser mealworms and yellow mealworm. Mealworm proteins are well digestible, contain all 9 essential amino acids, are high in vitamins, minerals & fibre.

3. Krill

Protein concentrate derived from Atlantic krill, i.e. small crustaceans rich in high quality protein, while low in fat.

4. Microbial

Microbial biomass of fast-growing organisms, produced via fermentation with renewable carbon and nitrogen sources

5. Mushrooms

Protein concentrate from discarded cultivated mushrooms such as white button mushroom, oyster mushroom or shiitake.

6. Fermented fungal protein

Obtained from fermentation of the mycelium of an edible fungus on pulses such as lentils, chickpea, lupin or pea.

7. Pea protein

Protein concentrate obtained from yellow peas with essential amino acid profile and a homogeneous powder form, suitable for different food formulations.

Mainstreaming  alternative proteins
About Like A Pro

Mainstreaming alternative proteins

The LIKE-A-PRO project aims to facilitate sustainable and healthy diets by shifting promising alternative proteins and products from niche to mainstream - making them more available, accessible, and acceptable to all population groups. This includes young people, adults, elderly, vulnerable groups, such as people of low socio-economic status, ethnic minorities, and those living in rural locations.  

This will be done via development of 16 products with ingredients from 7 protein sources, which are designed to be sustainable, EU-based, with improved taste and texture, supported by an active campaign for alternative proteins co-designed & explored with citizens and community actors across Europe.

Innovation drives the
Use of alternative proteins


New alternative protein products


New protein sources