It Starts & Ends With Plants
We’re on a mission to restore knowledge, control, and trust within the food system.
Locations across the Midwest
Peas with a sustainable purpose
When you choose PURIS foods, you benefit every link in the chain of food production: flavorful and nutritious choices for people, profitable opportunities for growers, flexible ingredients for food makers, and practices that nourish the soil, the environment, and life on earth.
We don’t settle for plant-based — we are fanatical about making plants enjoyable for everyone, while creating flavorful and nutritious options that benefit both people and the planet.
The benefits of a whole-plant perspective
Our endlessly versatile foods are a wholesome basis for every meal, food application, and consumer trend — from powders and beverage mixes to finished foods like energy bars, meat analogs, and cereals.
Our foods are the foundation of health and happiness for Americans today, and scalable to the needs of a growing planet tomorrow.
The power of peas
PURIS has created versatile nutritional building blocks for just about everything we eat, from starches to sweeteners and fibers. By going beyond protein to embrace all parts of the plant, we squeeze more goodness out of everything we grow, leading to a heaping bucket of benefits.
We started small to do something big
What started as a one-person mission to bring a more sustainable process to food manufacturing has turned into a movement that could fight food insecurity and rebuild a struggling ecosystem.
FTE Genetics & Frontier Seeds are founded by Jerry & Renee Lorenzen
First commercial lines of FTE Genetics are available for sale through Frontier Seeds
World Food Processing is founded and the first WFP factory is built in Oskaloosa, IA
WFP expands to Minnesota with construction of plant II in Randolph, MN for natto cleaning
WFP acquires a milling ingredient manufacturer to take the first steps to ingredient manufacturing
WFP purchases Protein Isolation facility in Turtle Lake, WI from Kerry Foods
WFP innovates and produces first pea protein isolate in the USA
WFP releases PURIS® Pea Protein to the marketplace as the first and only pea protein manufactured in the USA
WFP renames the company PURIS® as the beacon and direction to complete their mission
PURIS® announces JV with Cargill where Cargill is back in the PURIS® pea business
PURIS® purchases a dairy protein plant in Dawson, MN to determine fit for conversion into pea protein production
PURIS® announces $75M investment from Cargill to build a modernized pea plant in Dawson, MN
PURIS® commercializes the first wet milled pea starch in USA
PURIS® builds team to help create & shape the plant-based food industry
400+ Farmers across 14 states
Expand processes and methods to sustainably nourish 10 billion people
Uncovering food industry secrets
The number of new weeds that are resistant to her herbicides because of the Roundup chemical glyphosate.
U.S. acres with genetically modified corn and soybeans
The pounds of herbicides sprayed on U.S. crops annually
Food production is responsible for ~30% of global greenhouse gas emissions