Types of applications
What applications are included in this category of vegetarian products?
The trend towards vegan and vegetarian products is growing. This category includes all products that are normally based on animal proteins such as meat, fish, eggs or dairy products, but which have now developed an alternative based on vegetable proteins. This new product category has developed to cater for several types of consumers. In one case, people do not wish to eat animal proteins for ethical, environmental or health reasons, they are vegetarians and vegans, or in a second case, they are flexitarians, they wish to continue to eat animal protein-based products by prioritising quality rather than quantity. They appreciate the consumption of plant-based products. We can even say that 90% of consumers of plant-based protein products are not vegetarian or vegan.
In this category we find all alternative meats, as well as fish, egg preparations or dairy products made from plant proteins. In order to provide solutions for manufacturers wishing to develop in this market, Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient has developed ingredients for these plant-based products application.
What are the solutions proposed by Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient to respond to the problems of the players in the plant-based protein products?
Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient is always listening to its customers and the expectations of the end consumers. In order to support players wishing to develop in this new growth market, Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient has developed new ingredients to address the issues of plant-based protein products.
With many years of experience in enzyme preparations, Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient has developed ACTIVA® FV. This transglutaminase-based enzyme preparation, which can be declared vegan, aims to improve the texture of plant-based products. This ingredient developed for plant-based application can be used in alternative steaks, alternative sausages or dairy products such as yoghurts or plant-based drinks.
The strengths of Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient
Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient is an innovator and manufacturer of several product categories. Indeed, Ajinomoto Co. has more than 1,200 R&D researchers to develop new products and new technologies to meet market expectations. An expert for over 100 years in UMAMI, it has also developed Kokumi technology, extended its knowledge of sweeteners and is also becoming a reference in the amino acid sector. Throughout these ranges, there are ingredients for plant-based protein application.
The sector of alternative plant protein products has developed rapidly. So fast, in fact, that some products do not meet the taste or price expectations of consumers. Fortunately Ajinomoto Foods Europe solution and ingredient is there with its Kokumi technology to help the industry in this challenge. Discover the full range of ingredients for plant-based application as well as all the application examples.