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Zyrcular Foods Showcases Multicultural Plant-Based Solutions for Catering at Alimentaria Barcelona 

Zyrcular Foods, a Spanish firm specializing in the development, production, and distribution of alternative protein products, is showcasing its portfolio of 100% plant-based and mycoprotein (Quorn) alternatives for food service at Spain’s leading food, beverage, and gastronomy show Alimentaria, which will take place until March 21st.

Zyrcular Foods’ product line includes a multicultural and diverse range of offerings, including alt meat and fish burgers from the company’s brand Amara, nuggets, chorizo, pulled meat, bacon, and meatballs, and its latest innovation, plant-based gyozas in curry chicken flavor. The company also offers alternatives to salmon and tuna made with pea protein under the plant-based seafood brand Current Foods.

Zyrcular Foods states that its participation at Alimentaria demonstrates its commitment to providing a variety of high-quality plant-based options for the food service industry.

Zyrcular Foods showcases 100% plant-based alternatives for food service at Alimentaria Barcelona
Image courtesy of Zyrcular Foods

Developers of meat analogs

The company’s presence at the event includes cooking demonstrations and participating in a roundtable discussion on the future of the plant-based food sector.

Yesterday, the company carried out a cooking session titled “Multicultural plant-based solutions for catering,” featuring Zyrcular Foods’ recently launched plant-based gyozas to demonstrate the potential of its Asian-inspired plant-based offerings. 

A healthy poke cooking session was scheduled for today, and Santi Aliaga, CEO of Zyrcular Foods, will talk at the Disruptive Coffee event at the stand d’ACCIÓ tomorrow.

A plant-based tuna poke
 Current Foods dish © Zyrcular Foods

Jorge López, the operations director at Zyrcular Foods, spoke yesterday at a roundtable discussion on the growth challenges of the plant-based sector. The Spanish Association of Plant-Based Products and Beverages (Vegetales) and other experts presented Spain’s first open-access alt protein plant project, supported by the Government of Catalonia. 

During the discussion, López emphasized the importance of industrial support and regulations to ensure product quality and facilitate product distribution.

“As developers of meat analogs, we are still in an early stage, so there is a long road ahead; researching and analyzing what has better acceptance among consumers, as well as moving towards higher production volumes to achieve more competitive prices,” López said at the discussion.

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