The report “Meatless Jerky Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025” by Transparency Market Research examines the market for meat-free dried meat, also called jerky, and gives a forecast for the period up to 2025.
While traditional dried meat comes from animals such as chickens, cows, and turkeys, meatless jerky often uses a combination of mushrooms, wheat gluten, and soya. However, there are other ways to produce vegan dried meat. For example, Dr. Amy’s Organics’ ‘Verky’ is made from dried aubergines, olive oil, mesquite powder, and raw agave.
According to the study, key factors, besides the increase in the vegan population, are health awareness coupled with increasing awareness of animal welfare and sustainability. Dried meat is often associated with diseases such as heart disease and obesity. Vegan alternatives do not carry such risks. Also, they usually have a high protein content and are low in calories.
Subdivision of the report
The report by Transparency Market Research examines various facets of the market. Amongst other things, a distinction is made based on origin, intended use, distribution channel, and type of packaging. A distinction is also made between the different ingredients, such as soy, mushrooms, and others. The report indicates that the alternatives are sold online as well as in supermarkets.
There are numerous brands of meatless dried meat on the market. The report also lists the relevant manufacturers. These include Primal Spirit Food Inc, Vegan Dream, Louisville Vegan Jerky Co, Unisoy Foods, Cocoburg LLC, MightyBee Ltd and The Herbivorous Butcher.
This market is particularly interesting for vegans. A meat-free alternative is a good option as a snack for the road; due to its high fiber content and high levels of nutrients and vitamins, it provides plenty of energy.