Trend topic — vegan meat analogs

Texturization and natural browning of plant-based meat alternatives

Plant-based meat alternatives have become increasingly important in recent years, as increasing numbers of people are opting to a flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan diet. In addition to the health benefits, plant-based meat alternatives also offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional meat production. In addition, plant-based meat alternatives open up new possibilities for the creation of innovative and versatile dishes that can appeal to new target groups. The development of vegan substitute products therefore represents an important opportunity for food manufacturing to meet the growing demands for sustainability, health, and diversity.

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Brown is the most important food color

…Our aroma and color-giving apple extract HERBAROM® is ideal for refining plant-based meat alternatives. This is the best way to recreate the natural brown-red coloring of meat, and significantly enhance the products’ appearance.

Trend topic — the perfect ketchup

Eliminate sugar and salt without compromising texture

Ketchup is one of the most popular condiment sauces, which is highly appreciated in many countries around the world. It can be a delicious addition to many dishes, including fries, hot dogs, and burgers. The disadvantage of ketchup is the high sugar and salt content. The trend among consumers is toward conscious consumption of healthier foods. Manufacturers must optimize the nutritional value of their products, and reduce sugar and salt content. However, sugar not only makes the ketchup sweeter, but also gives it a pleasant texture.

The origins of ketchup

…Before ketchup became known as tomato sauce in the USA, it originated in Asia in the 17th century. Back then, it mainly consisted of fish, kidney beans, mushrooms and nuts.

Trend topic — vegan milk alternatives

Texturizing plant-based milk and yogurt alternatives with functional citrus fibers.

Plant-based milk alternatives are playing an increasingly important role in the food industry. Ever more people are choosing to supplement or replace animal dairy products with plant-based alternatives for a variety of reasons. Therefore, it is of tremendous importance for the food industry to offer products that meet the needs of consumers. In addition, many milk alternatives are also lactose-free, which provides an alternative for people with lactose intolerance.

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Multifunctional fibers

…are beneficial in the production of vegan yogurt varieties. In addition to the use of plant-based proteins, additional product and process stabilization is required, which only multifunctional Herbafood fibers can provide.