Build the right texture, nutritional profile and front-of-pack claims in meat alternatives
More and more consumers are cutting down on meat and exploring exciting meat alternatives and plant-based ready meals. Driven by the rise in flexitarian consumers who want to limit their meat intake, there’s a growing demand for new types of products, from plant-based burgers, nuggets and ready meals to seafood alternatives.
Retail sales of plant-based meat alternatives in Europe have grown by almost 12% per year from 2015 and are expected to continue that growth until 2025. The European retail market size for meat alternatives and plant-based ready meals is expected to grow from €1.9 billion in 2020 to €3.3 billion in 2025.1 Now’s the time for you to invest in creating delicious, protein-rich meat alternatives with a satisfying texture that even meat-loving consumers will enjoy.
VITESSENCE® TEX textured pea and faba bean proteins are designed to help you build the right texture, nutritional profile and front-of-pack claims to capitalise on this booming market. Manufactured in Europe and consisting of 65% protein (on dry basis), these textured proteins allow you to formulate non-soy based and gluten-free meat alternatives with a consumer-preferred texture.
Create a satisfying ‘meat-like’ texture with bite and succulence, that appeals to flexitarians, meat-lovers and vegans alike. Ingredion’s range of VITESSENCE® TEX textured pulse proteins allow you to formulate plant-based meat and seafood alternatives with protein-related claims that attract health-conscious consumers, without using a soy or wheat base.
The mince-like shape of this textured pea protein makes it ideal for ground meat applications, such as burgers, meatballs, sausages or Bolognese sauces, where it can be used as-is or blended to a slightly smaller size. With a tender and juicy texture, VITESSENCE® TEX Mince 101 textured pea protein gives bite and succulence for a satisfying eating experience in the final product.
This textured protein is made from faba bean concentrate for a brighter colour. The mince-like shape makes it ideal to use as-is to replace ground meat applications such as nuggets, fish alternatives and ready meals where brighter colours are needed. The texture can be further altered easily in a mixing or blending process. It offers a soft and juicy texture with a very low salt content (sodium <0.04g/100g).
The ‘chunk’ shape of this textured pea protein makes it very versatile for different shapes and processes, such as grinding and shredding. It is ideal for applications such as burgers, meatballs, sausages, nuggets and ready meals. With a firm and coarse texture, VITESSENCE® TEX Chunk 101 textured pea protein can help you deliver a satisfying and succulent eating experience.
1 Ingredion Proprietary Research, October 2020, based on Innova and Euromonitor research