As specialists in value-adding plant-based oil and fat solutions, we can help you to create the vegan and plant-based foods that consumers love.
There is no doubt that plant-based eating is gaining in popularity for both health and ethical reasons. And the UK market is one of the largest for plant-based products globally, second only to the US. Our appetite for vegan options can be seen across many categories including:
- Vegan bakery
- Plant-based meat
- Plant-based dairy
- Chocolate and confectionery
- Dairy alternatives
Choosing the right plant-based ingredient is important
One of the key challenges for products in this sector is achieving the same taste and texture as their non-vegan counterparts.
- Creating succulence and authentic mouthfeel are key objectives for the producers of plant-based meats.
- Within plant-based dairy, it can be difficult to create alternatives to butter, cream and cheese that have the same aroma, body and melt characteristics.
- For the bakery category, in addition to replacing dairy fats used in cakes, biscuits and desserts, the emulsification properties of egg can also be hard to match.