the industry response
Faced with this new flexitarian consumer, the food industry has a new challenge: to develop foods that offer the same pleasure as the original by replacing ingredients of animal origin with ingredients of plant origin. The answer to this need is found on Plant Based products, which, strictly speaking, are those based on plant raw materials, but the world trend has been using this name for solutions that seek to reproduce a product of animal origin using exclusively vegetable sources.
With the arrival of Plant Based, new categories have appeared in the food industry, which are dairy alternatives and meat analogues. As well as the replacement of all ingredients of animal origin such as eggs, milk, animal proteins, fats, etc. in the formulation of various foods and beverages. Given these categories, it is necessary to find alternative sources of animal protein in the plant world, facing important obstacles such as bitter and intense flavors, sandy textures, functionality, and nutritional characteristics. To overcome this challenge, at Grupo Saporiti, we work on innovation and development of ingredients and processes that can reproduce the sensory characteristics of the original product, such as flavor, texture, color, and nutritional support.