Plant-based “meats” are made by layering plant-based fats, binders, fruit- and vegetable-based colors and flavors together to yield flavorful protein that can be turned into burgers, meatballs, nuggets, and even seafood. According to some sources, 30% of the meat market today will change over to plant-based foods. Yet crafting products that taste great without meat means overcoming the following problems:
from soy- or pea-derived proteins
color and flavor
with binding and moisture
How Sunsweet Ingredients can help
High in antioxidants, sorbitol, fiber, and desirable acids,
and made from the D’Agen prune plum, Sunsweet Ingredients are key assets in the
plant-based formulator’s toolbox. The natural bright acidity of prunes can also
draw out flavors, enabling better flavor with less added sodium and other
seasonings. Adding as little as 1-3% of one of the following ingredients to a recipe
can solve multiple problems.
Sunsweet Ingredients are also vegan, kosher, halal, free of known allergens, gluten-free, and GMO-free.