Plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products are market growth drivers. But to be successful, plant-based products have to offer consumers convincing flavor and texture. 

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of stabilizing and texturing systems, Hydrosol will use its SupplySide West Booth #4767 to present the latest generation of functional systems and all-in compounds for making plant-based burger patties, cold cuts and sausages, as well as vegan alternatives to pizza cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.

From burgers to bacon, a wide range of meat alternatives

In the meat category, Hydrosol is focusing on popular products, such as plant-based burger patties. 

These can be based on wheat or soy protein and made using Hyrosol’s proven stabilizing and texturing systems, or in allergen-free versions using HydroTOP VEGAN Patty PP. The system is based on fava bean and pea protein and also contains a sunflower-based texturate. It enables users to make vegan burger patties that are amazingly similar to meat products in taste, texture and mouthfeel. Another plus point is that with just one E-number, it meets the trend towards declaration-friendly products. 

With or without soy, these all-in compounds are suitable for many vegan products, from meatball alternatives to vegan cevapcici. They are freeze/thaw-stable and can be worked into ready meals with no problems. 

Other products for plant-based meat alternatives are all-in compounds for making vegan cold cuts like salami, bacon, and plant-based sausages for eating hot or cold. Nuggets, schnitzel, fish sticks and other breaded products are also possible. Visitors can experience the high quality of these products at the Tasting Bar (Expo Hall, Booth #5921), where Hydrosol will be offering samples of vegan pepperoni.

Vegan dairy alternatives for American foods

Pizza, bagels, burgers – Hydrosol has developed plant-based ingredients for the American classics, including pepperoni and a pizza topping that can substitute for cheese. Like traditional pizza cheese, this vegan product has very good melt properties, which is not always the case with vegan alternatives. This plant-based topping is also stringy when hot, a critical factor for cheese intended for melted toppings. In the cream cheese category Hydrosol offers a texturing system that can be used to make vegan bagel spreads, plain or with herbs or other additional ingredients. 

Hydrosol’s vegan sour cream alternative is an answer to the growing consumer demand for clean label products. This plant-based sour cream is free of e-numbers, and the taste is indistinguishable from the animal product. It is based on an almond drink and coconut fat. Together with a Hydrosol stabilising and texturing system, it gives a topping for burgers and burritos or a dip for potato wedges and chips. 

In recent years Hydrosol has made a name for itself as a source of full-service solutions for plant-based products that sell well. At SupplySide West the company will show highlights like its all-in package for vegetarian burgers. It contains meatless burger patties, bacon, and a sauce that uses no egg yolk, plus a vegan sliced cheese alternative that melts easily and harmonizes well with the final product. 

About Hydrosol: 

Hydrosol GmbH & Co. KG headquartered in Ahrensburg near Hamburg, Germany, is a fast-growing international supplier of food stabilizers, with subsidiaries around the world. Its specialists develop and produce tailor-made stabilizer systems for dairy products, ice cream and desserts, delicatessen and ready meals, as well as meat, sausage and fish products. The company also supplies solutions for beverages, and for vegetarian and vegan alternatives to meat and dairy products. 

With its international network of 16 affiliates and numerous qualified foreign representatives, the company is represented in the world's key markets. As a member of the independent, owner-operated Stern-Wywiol Gruppe with a total of 12 subsidiaries, Hydrosol can make use of many synergies. The company has access to the knowledge of some 100 R&D specialists and to the extensive applications technology of the large Stern-Technology Center in Ahrensburg, Germany.

It also benefits from shared production facilities and the Group's own logistics resources, so it can offer customers a high degree of flexibility and innovation capabilities. The Stern-Wywiol Gruppe is one of the world's most successful international suppliers of food & feed ingredients. 

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