New Sources of Protein
“We’ll have nine billion people to feed by 2050, and it’s a known fact that there is not enough protein on the planet to feed everybody,” said Dr. Poulson Joseph, Principal Scientist/Team Lead – Protein, Kalsec. From global population demands to consumer interest in new forms of protein, plant-based proteins are a hot topic in the industry. Food manufacturers are competing to produce and optimize plant-based proteins.
So what are recent trends in plant-based proteins? Why are consumers interested in giving them a try, and what drives repeat purchase? There are many areas for opportunity within the plant-based protein space. These articles provide some detail.
“Around the world, 43% of consumers say they will eat the same amount of alternative proteins in the next year, and 36% plan to eat more alternative proteins,” said Dr. Poulson Joseph, Kalsec. #ift19 #alternativeproteins #plantproteins @IFT
— Kalsec (@KalsecInc) June 4, 2019
What we are reading:
Mary Ellen Shoup, Food Navigator [Published August 8, 2019]
This article addresses hurdles that plant-based manufacturers are experiencing due to a disconnect with consumers, and opportunities to address these hurdles.
Jemima Webber, Live Kindly [Published August 7, 2019]
Aldi U.K. announced its upcoming vegan Christmas range, with a full selection of mouth-watering options, showcasing opportunities to appeal to both an omnivorous and vegan diet.
Joe McGauley, Thrillist [Published August 7, 2019]
Subway is launching a plant-based protein option for their meatball sub across 685 locations in North America. The sub will contain the same amount of protein as the original beef option.
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