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.

AAK understands these challenges from a molecular level to the final taste test, and can co-develop ingredients to meet your needs.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals with vegan products, or view our range of Vegan Society-registered products here.