Producers of plant-based meat alternatives now have a new portfolio of products to help replicate the taste, texture, and cooking experience of meat. Bunge Loders Croklaan, a world leader in oils, fats and emulsifiers, will showcase its portfolio of solutions for plant-based meats together with its technical expertise at National Products Expo West (NPEW ‘20), March 5-7, Anaheim CA.
“While an increasing number of consumers are choosing plant-based meat alternatives for sustainable and nutritional reasons, they still insist on the experience of traditional meat,” said Mark Stavro, senior director of marketing. “Fat is a fundamental driver of the sensory and culinary experience of meatless foods, and it takes the right ingredients, scale, and technical expertise to create high quality products for this growing category.”
Bunge Loders Croklaan’s broad portfolio enables customers to optimize the right blends of ingredients so that their meatless alternatives are as close to meat as possible. BLC offers oils, specialty fat fractions, shortenings, flakes, and emulsifiers that leverage high-stability sunflower, canola, coconut, and palm fruit oils. Together these ingredients help maximize taste, texture, and appearance—oil for flavor and aroma release, fractions and shortenings for juiciness, and flakes for marbling. In addition, lecithin enhances surface browning, which greatly improves the visual appeal of meat alternatives. Building on these benefits, BLC can further fulfill customer demand for products that are non-GMO, expeller-pressed, nutritious, and sustainable.
“Complementing our broad and scalable product portfolio, BLC has technical expertise in this evolving category,” said Brian Armstrong, vice president of research & development for North America. “Whether it’s at the customer’s location or at our Creative Solution Center, BLC’s experts work directly with our customers to find the best individual solutions.”
Bunge Loders Croklaan’s new portfolio will be showcased at NPEW ‘20. Visit Bunge Loders Croklaan’s booth #367 where our chefs will be showcasing meatless andalouse burgers on brioche that incorporate our specialty flakes, coconut oil, and lecithin.