DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the launch of a new egg white replacement system for plant-based meat alternatives.
The Grindsted Plant-Tex solutions have been introduced as food manufacturers see more opportunities through an increase in plant-based meat alternative offerings – a market that offers “tremendous potential”, according to DuPont.
The company quoted research suggesting that 37% of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based foods and 46% of Europeans claim to consume meat alternatives at least once a week.
According to DuPont, a growing change in consumers’ mindsets toward a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle is driving purchases of plant-based foods high in protein with meat-like texture, taste and juiciness.
Plant-Tex is cholesterol- and allergen-free and has no ingredients of animal origin. It is said to increase food safety by natural elimination of risk of bird flu or salmonella.
The Plant-Tex range consists of MA1201 for burger patties, MA1301 for cooked sausages and MA1110 for cold cuts.
“We are proud to push the boundaries for high-quality, plant-based solutions for meat alternatives,” said Elisa Vimercati, regional product manager Europe at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.
“Plant-Tex delivers best-in-class results for taste and texture. It will definitely help customers to meet and exceed end-consumer expectations for quality and taste.”
Linda Yvonne Friis, global business development manager at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, added: “With characteristics similar as egg white, ease of use in production by adding directly into the mix, Plant-Tex makes both formulation and production process easier.
“Today we offer our system only in Europe, Middle East and Africa but in 2020 we are planning to make it available worldwide.”
Last month, DuPont announced the creation of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, which combines its Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences divisions into one unit.
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