Due to an increasing concern for health, environment and ethical topics, consumers have found a way to address these concerns in one place: by changing their diets. Nearly 64% (Nielsen Global Ingredients and Dining Out Trends – August 2016) of the world population follow a diet that limits or bans the consumption of specific ingredients and types of foods.
Meat and animal-based products are not an exception. More and more, consumers lower or eliminate their consumption in place of vegetables, fruits and plant-based proteins, embracing Vegetarian,Vegan or Flexitarian diets. 14% of consumers worldwide would be Vegetarian, and 6% Vegan.
What does this alternative diet imply? “Vegetarian”, “vegan” “flexitarian” deserve a clear definition:
These new eating habits provide interesting innovation opportunities for the food industry. The challenge then becomes developing flavorful vegetarian or vegan products and fulfilling nutritional needs. Ingenuity in formulation and innovative ingredients are needed to develop interesting flavors with meaty, veggie and cheese profiles in meat analogues.
Yeast extract is a natural flavor ingredient and comes from a natural source- fresh yeast. It is an animal-free ingredient that fits the vegan and vegetarian diet guidelines. Its rich blend of natural components offers a great variety of notes, from meaty to vegetable, or cheesy notes, allowing to diversify and improve vegan and vegetarian food taste profiles.
Biospringer Culinary Center’s expertise and experience in building taste will support you in developing rich and delicious vegetarian and vegan products.
Biospringer offers a wide range of solutions to design better-for-you and flavorful vegan and vegetarian products: