Complete Solutions For Meat, Sausage And Plant-Based Alternatives

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 | 1374 Views

Today’s consumers think nothing of eating meat or sausage one day and plant-based alternatives the next. Meat producers are adding vegetarian and vegan products to their product lines, but regardless of whether they are meat or meatless, foods can be successful only if they have the taste and texture consumers want. Hydrosol presents its expanded product range for industrial and artisan producers—from stabilisation and texturing, to seasoning and freshness preservation, to sausage casings and breading, with the focus on plant-based trend products and “free-from” solutions.

Current consumer trends show that plant-based alternatives remain a topic of great interest, in part because they have clear advantages over meat in terms of sustainability and animal welfare. Furthermore, “The Plant Kingdom” is one of the top trends of 2019 according to Innova Market Insights, and is also influencing conventional meat products. Ground meat and sausage specialities enriched with grains and superfoods like legumes or seeds have a healthy image, and appeal to new target groups.

Hydrosol is expanding its range of plant-based vegan products to include its HydroTOP VEGAN SF series. This allergen- and soy-free system based on potato and pea protein, makes a wide range of products—from cold cuts and salami to bacon. The system also makes it easy to produce plant-based snack foods to meet the rising demand for healthy, good-tasting snacks and positioning manufacturers in a further growth segment. Hydrosol has also developed other functional systems to simplifies the manufacture of reduced-fat and sodium products.