With consumers around the world hungry for more plant-based menu options, Hormel Ingredient Solutions has launched a new line of products to help industrial food producers capitalize on the trend by meeting rising demand for faux meat options.
“The products are designed to help food manufacturers incorporate more plant-based foods into their offerings for the growing number of consumers interested in adding these items to their diets,” said Paul Sheehan, director of sales at the Austin, Minnesota, USA-based company.
Powered by pea protein, offerings include fully cooked crumbles and uncooked ground products, with the former available in options ranging from traditional and Italian, to breakfast and chorizo-style flavors.
Hormel Foods has designed these versatile plant-based ingredients in convenient forms and flavors to make them easily adaptable to any application or meal daypart as an additional source of protein or as a substitution for other kinds.
“The bottom line is that people want to add more plants to their diet, but they also want them to taste great,” said Sheehan. “These new items allow food manufacturers to explore how easy it is to add the power of plant-based ingredients to a variety of applications.”