Hormel Ingredient Solutions has launched a new line of plant-based ingredient solutions available to food manufacturers across the country.
“These new 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 for Hormel Ingredient Solutions. The new plant-based offerings are powered by pea protein and 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 designed these plant-based options in forms and flavors that are easily adaptable to any application or meal or as an additional source of protein.
“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.”
Hormel is the most recent protein company to add plant protein to its product mix. In June 2019, Tyson launched its Raised & Rooted brand, which includes a variety of plant-based products. In August 2019, Smithfield launched its Pure Farmland soy-based lineup. In February, Cargill announced its new private label plant-based patties and ground products. JBS launched its plant-based protein brand, Ozo, earlier this year.
In a report released this spring, "Plant Proteins: Present & Future," Lux Research evaluated 24 crops and their attractiveness as plant protein sources.