Plant-based proteins are popular among all consumer groups, with 70% of global consumers seeking products like ready meals with good sources of plant proteins

September 23, 2022 | Food

  • A global dietary shift to plant-based proteins has begun
  • For innovative plant-based ready meal concepts, download our solutions pack

SINGAPORE, Sep. 23, 2022 — Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, presents ‘The rise of plant-based ready meals’, an initiative that features the best of industry innovation in healthier and tastier convenience food. Bringing together concepts for plant-based, clean-label and sugar reduced products, ‘The rise of plant-based ready meals’ identifies what’s next in the food industry, and provides manufacturers with opportunities to stay on-trend in the market.

A global dietary shift to plant-based proteins has begun. Research indicates that consumers perceive plant-based options to be a healthy inclusion to their diet, and better for the planet. In fact, 70% of consumers state that they actively seek products with good sources of plant protein, and 67% of consumers say they are willing to spend more for products made with plant-based ingredients1. To meet these shifting preferences, brands are tapping into the trend by using ingredients such as pea proteins, lentils, beans and other plant proteins, or combinations to create convenient food, drink and snack options.

“The market for ready meals is growing, and Ingredion is delighted to offer a range of products to make each meal healthier and tastier,” commented Chris Weng, Regional Growth Platform Leader, Plant-Based Proteins for Asia Pacific. “The innovation team has tapped into the latest insights from our research partners to understand what’s next in the market and created several unique and trendy concepts that can support claims such as cleaner labels, and a source of protein or fibre. These innovative concepts can accelerate growth for our partners in the long run.”

Weng concluded, “Here in Ingredion, we believe that understanding what motivates consumers to purchase ready meals has important implications for manufacturers to deliver what’s next in the market.”

For more information, download Ingredion's plant-based ready meals solutions pack.

1ATLAS, Ingredion Proprietary Global Consumer Insights, 2020


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About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider with customers in more than 120 countries and has annual net sales of nearly $7 billion. Headquartered outside of Chicago, the company turns grains, fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based materials into ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. Ingredion has Idea Labs® innovation centres around the world and more than 12,000 employees. It also co-creates new products with customers and successfully collaborates with the best people, nature-based ingredients and cutting-edge technology to create ingredient solutions. Visit for more information and to read the latest company news.