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.

What we are reading:

NIELSEN: WHAT WILL DRIVE REPEAT PURCHASE BEHAVIOR OF PLANT-BASED MEAT ALTERNATIVES?
plant-based protein

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.

YOU CAN GET VEGAN DUCK AND WELLINGTON AT ALDI [UK] THIS CHRISTMAS
plant-based protein

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.

SUBWAY’S NEW MEATBALL SUB FEATURES THE FIRST-EVER BEYOND MEAT MEATBALLS
plant-based protein

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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