Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Kagome USA Launches Sweet & Savoury Plant-Based Butter Blends

Global food and beverage manufacturer Kagome is launching a new range of plant-based butter blends in the US.

The butter alternatives are available in the sweet flavours Hot Honey and Cinnamon & Brown Sugar, along with the savoury options Miso Ginger and Chipotle & Sun-Dried Tomato. According to Kagome, they act as a 1:1 replacement for conventional butter and have significant health benefits, such as being lower in saturated fat and free of cholesterol.

Made from a combination of sunflower oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter, the products also have a lower melt point and a higher smoke point than dairy butters. They are suitable for a range of applications, including sautéing, baking, and basting.

“People want to see plant-based options on the menu,” said Natalie Cervantes, corporate chef at Kagome USA. “Our plant-based butter alternatives empower the back of house to create unique sweet and savory menu items without compromising flavor or application.”

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“New depth of flavor”

This is not Kagome’s first foray into plant-based foods — in 2021, the company entered a partnership with Japan’s 2Foods, leading to the launch of the plant-based Ever Egg last March. In the US, Kagome also offers a dairy-free alternative to the Mexican cheese dip queso.

Recent research indicates that the company’s new butter alternatives are likely to be a success, as the market for vegan butter is expected to double in value to $4.8 billion over the next decade.

“We are deeply passionate about creating foods that not only taste good but are better for the environment,” said Daryan Johnson, R&D manager at Kagome USA. “Our full line of plant-based butter alternatives brings a new depth of flavor to the kitchen while answering the desires of today’s consumers.”



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