Vegetarianism and flexitarianism continue to grow in popularity, driven by health concerns as well as demand for greater sustainability and animal welfare. This means that alternative protein ingredients will continue to be of high interest to consumers, and therefore also to food and beverage formulators.
While several factors have been driving interest in plant-based analogs of meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy, the phenomenal explosion in such options that the market is experiencing today came from a perfect convergence of two indispensable factors, technology and demand.
Global food tech start-up, Zero Egg, introduces all-purpose, plant-based “egg for everyone” on World Egg Day; targets foodservice market
October 8, 2020
As demand for alternatives to animal products is at an all-time high among omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike, Zero Egg, San Francisco, is cracking the US market by boldly taking over the decades-old traditional World Egg Day on October 9 to introduce the first plant-based egg replacement that tastes, looks, and functions like an ordinary egg, but is entirely made with plants.
AIDP, Inc. acquires core technology and related intellectual property on glant-based GOS from Olygose SAS
October 8, 2020
AIDP, Inc. announced that it has acquired the core technology and related intellectual property of Olygose SAS (France). This includes the transfer of patents, manufacturing technology, trademarks, but also pre-clinical and clinical studies, regulatory certificates, and other intellectual know-how.
ADM offers new pea, wheat proteins for meat alternatives
September 29, 2020
ADM introduces new Arcon® T textured pea proteins, Prolite® MeatTEX textured wheat protein and Prolite® MeatXT non-textured wheat protein. These highly-functional protein solutions improve the texture and density of meat alternatives, and are particularly useful for achieving consumer-preferred, meat-like texture.
New plant based proteins are a proprietary blend of pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushrooms
June 22, 2020
OZO features a high-quality pea protein that is a great source of iron, and has been known to aid in muscle growth, weight loss and heart health. The OZO product line uses recyclable trays and cartons to store products, and plant based ink on all of its packaging.
Sweeping changes to product portfolio include full redesign and reformulation
June 2, 2020
Lightlife aims to make it easier for consumers to make healthier food choices by offering plant-based meat products made only with simple, recognizable ingredients, like pea protein, brown rice, dried red bell pepper, and beet and cherry powders.
Nick's beef sticks with pea protein are 100% gluten free with no nitrates, nitrites, antibiotics, hormones, sugar, or soy
May 29, 2020
Nick's Sticks, a Castleray Company, and premium producer of grass-fed beef, free-range turkey and free-range chicken meat snacks announced the addition of a Nick's beef stick that includes pea protein, a high quality, beneficial protein.