Plant Power

The evidence is there

The increased demand for natural, simple and flexible diets is further driving the expansion of vegetarian, vegan and other plant-based formulations. Aspirations for healthier lifestyles are motivating consumers to prioritise nuts, legumes, grains, fruit and vegetables, as well as plant-based meat substitutes and plant-based ingredients.

We’re also seeing growth in the amount of sweeteners, soluble fibre and starch used in product launches where no animal products are used.

Global growth of ingredients in product launches with no animal products

Mintel GNPD 2015-2019, food and beverage new product launches with a vegan and/or no animal products claim on pack

 

The market

Did you know that consumer preference for healthier eating is expanding beyond traditional plant-focused diets?

19 of French, Italian and Spanish adults plan tfoodso incorporate more vegetarian into their diets1

19% of French, Italian and Spanish adults plan to incorporate more vegetarian into their diets1

21% of US adults say 'flexitarian' best describes their dietary preferences

21% of US adults say “flexitarian” – a term for people who occasionally eat meat or fish – best describes their dietary preferences1

42% of Chinese adults have had more plant-based food and drink at home

42% of Chinese adults have had more plant-based food and drink at home1

Source: 1) Mintel, Future of plant-based diets depends on flexibility, October 2019


As a result, food and beverage companies are responding with a surge in plant-based products. In the past five years there has been significant growth of global product launches containing no animal products.

Global growth of product launches with no animal products

 

 

Plant Power sector increases

Source: 1) Mintel GNPD 2015-2019, food and beverage, product launches with a vegan and/or no animal products claim on pack; beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic); dairy (dairy, ice cream and desserts); soups, sauces and dressings (soups, sauces, dressings, spreads, prepared meals); bakery (baked goods, cereal, bars)

Our plant-based ingredients

We use:

  • Locust bean gum

  • Maize

  • Monk fruit

  • Potato

  • Stevia

  • Sugar cane

  • Tapioca

 

As the majority of our ingredients at Tate & Lyle come from plant sources, our ingredient solutions will help your product achieve its vegan, vegetarian, or non-animal product claims. These plant-based ingredients can be used to greatly improve product taste, texture and integrity.

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