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Top Trends Series – Trend #2

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TREND # 2 – THE PLANT-BASED REVOLUTION

Innova Market Insights ranked “The Plant-Based Revolution” as the Number 2 Trend for 2020.

Plant-based eating has now moved from trend into the mainstream, with the proliferation of plant-based products in the Food and Beverage industry being driven by consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics.

Global food and beverage launches with a plant-based claim have seen an average annual growth rate of 68% over the past five years, according to Innova Market Insights. Research from Innova also indicates that consumers largely prefer the claim of “plant-based” when purchasing meat or dairy alternatives, over “vegetarian” or “vegan” claims.

While this market has seen explosive growth, there are still wide-open opportunities for the industry to deliver more clean-label meat and dairy alternatives with improved nutritional profiles.

Ask your Quadra Account Manager about our:

Wide variety of Plant Proteins; including:
Label-friendly, plant-based ingredients; including:
  • Vegan Dairy and Meat flavours
  • Masking Modulators, to mask plant proteins
  • Yeast Extracts, to add savoury (meaty or cheesy) tastes and umami notes
  • Natural Colours, derived from agricultural/plant sources
  • Vegan Bacterial Cultures for oat-based alternatives
  • Dried Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Ingredients
  • Fibres, insoluble and soluble, from various plant-based sources (Acacia, Citrus, Chicory, Corn, Flaxseed, Oat, Pea, Psyllium, Wheat)
  • Ancient Grains
  • Pulse flours, including Black Bean, Chickpea, Lentil, Pea and Pinto Bean
  • Plant-based texturing, stabilizing and binding ingredients or blends
Formulation expertise and support in Meat and Dairy Alternatives; including our ability to offer pre-blended solutions for:
  • Alternative Dairy Beverages
  • Clean-label Meat Analogues
  • Vegan Frozen Desserts
  • Plant-based Milks
  • Analogue Yogurts and Cheeses
  • Vegan Snacks

Contact your Quadra Account Manager for more information today!