Global Ingredients giant Ingredion is set to showcase its latest plant-based prototypes at Plant Based World Expo 2022 next week from 30 November to 1 December, alongside KaTech Ingredient Solutions, which the company acquired last year.
The prototypes will available for attendees to sample on-stand, with the hero product being a plant-based coronation chicken filler with plant-based mayonnaise, created with Ingredion’s VITESSENCE® Pulse range of proteins, with a base of pea protein and fava beans, also commonly known as faba or broad beans, an ingredient that has been trending in plant proteins over recent years.
According to Ingredion, the chicken alternative is a clean-label product developed with a new technology that does not include methylcellulose or any other gums. This technology does not utilise high moisture or pressure extrusion, which the company says provides opportunities to producers with traditional manufacturing processes.
Other prototypes that will be demonstrated include a plant-based dessert and a range of plant-based bakery items including lemon tray bakes and cupcakes.
Declan Rooney, Plant-Based Protein Growth Platform Manager at Ingredion, says: “Achieving the right taste and texture while maintaining a clean label is a major challenge for manufacturers, especially when it comes to meeting consumers’ demands in plant-based. Finding functional and affordable ingredients to create optimum plant-based products is key.
“Through ingredient innovation, however, more and more consumer-friendly plant-based products can be produced to meet the demands of the rising number of vegans and flexitarians across the globe.”
Cyril Carrat, General Manager at KaTech Ingredient Solutions, adds: “To make high-quality plant-based food broadly available, new and innovative technologies are increasing manufacturers’ access to premium plant-based ingredients to create desirable and sustainable plant-based foods that consumers want – at an affordable price.
“With accelerated technology development, however, the potential to scale up increases. This can drive acceleration towards affordable and accessible plant-based foods for all.”
To find out more about Ingredion’s and KaTech’s solutions, visit their stand, A15, at the expo.