Crafting a winning recipe for various plant-based meat products is complex when it comes to taste, texture, mouthfeel and nutritional value. Moreover, for health-conscious consumers who want to include plant-based meat alternatives as part of a healthy and nutritious diet, the fact that unfortified meat alternatives are typically lower in nutritional value and higher in sodium content than traditional meat could prove a stumbling block.
DSM’s integrated solutions improve the taste, texture and nutritional value of your meat alternatives
DSM’s plant-based meat alternative solutions include: High nucleotide yeast extracts, such as Maxarome® Select, which help to mask the ‘beany’ off-flavours typically associated with plant-based proteins and create a rich umami taste; Multirome®, which increases juiciness and creates a succulent, fatty mouthfeel and experience; the concentrated Maxavor® flavour range to provide the desired meaty taste direction; and Gellaneer™ gellan gum, which enhances water-binding capacity for improved juiciness, while also building an authentic meaty texture and bite.
For great-tasting products that also offer an appealing nutritional profile, DSM’s Quali® Vitamins and DSM Premix Solutions can be added to fill the gaps in the nutritional profile of plant-based products, while the Maxavor® RYE LS range can deliver a meaty flavour with reduced sodium to manage salt content.
In addition, you’ll be fully supported by DSM’s global team of plant-based experts, who are equipped with industry expertise, insights and rigorous nutrition science to help you get the balance just right. In fact, wherever you are, you can count on a local DSM technical and application team to help you get to market faster.
DSM’s combined ingredient capabilities in taste, texture and nutrition not only enable meat alternative producers to optimise the cost-performance ratio of their recipes, but also amplify front-of-pack claims thanks to DSM’s deep-rooted expertise in nutrition science.
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