Fractionation can be the key to the Canadian faba industry
Fractionation just means grinding the dehulled bean into such a fine powder that the smaller protein particles can be separated from the larger starch particles which can then be sold into more high value markets. Presently, there are several companies fractionating peas - mainly using the dry process. But fabas have an advantage over peas in that they are much higher in protein.
With the growing demand for plant based proteins, and fabas being high in protein, there is going to be great opportunity for faba fractionation. Faba Canada Ltd. is very involved in this development.