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Guest Posts

Guest Post: Spreading the Goodness – Where Flavor Meets Nutrition in Sauces, Dips and Spreads

In the world of plant-based eating, sauces, dips, and spreads play a crucial role. Vegetarian and vegan foods are largely seen as ‘better-for-you’ choices by consumers, but this virtuous reputation leads some to view plant-based foods as less flavorsome or exciting.[1] Condiments come to the rescue here, giving consumers a convenient source of ‘spice’ that makes a plant-based diet that bit more enjoyable. Everyone knows sauces and dips need to taste good, but is there scope to also view them as health boosters in their own right? Dressings Mayonnaise and salad dressings are the top sauces across Europe and the USA[2], but with consumers trying hard to eat healthier – both for themselves and the planet – demand for delicious, nutritious dairy-free alternatives is on …

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Algae, Microalgae & Seaweed

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Health Benefits Beyond Fish

As a high-quality and often lean protein, fish is highly regarded worldwide as part of a balanced diet. Be it a flaky, white cod or an oily mackerel, the health benefits of eating fish are numerous and well-known. One of fish’s main selling points is that it’s a tasty and convenient way of getting the eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – also known as omega-3 fatty acids – which we all need for good health. What makes these omega-3 fatty acids so important? The human body can make most varieties of fat it needs. But omega-3 fatty acids are different, these can only be obtained from food, drinks, and supplements. There is also a lot of variety within omega-3s. EPA and DHA long-chain …

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Evandro Oliveira de Souza, Senior Global Business Unit Director Cheese at DSM

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Guest Posts

Overcoming Challenges to Optimize Plant-Based Cheese Alternatives

In this guest post, Evandro Oliveira de Souza, Senior Global Business Unit Director Cheese at DSM, offers his unique insights into the vegan cheese category, discussing its challenges and how they can be overcome. Plant-based milk and meat alternatives have proved hugely popular around the world, but plant-based cheese is yet to enjoy widespread, global appeal as formulation challenges have prevented brands from achieving the full sensory experience that consumers desire. When flexitarian consumers can have the ‘real deal’ anytime they wish, plant-based cheese alternatives need to accurately mimic the robust, complex flavors and distinctive, comforting textures that make cheese a classic comfort food. A flexitarian future The global market for plant-based dairy alternatives reached a remarkable €18 billion in 2022.[1] Up-and-coming categories, like vegan …

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Ingredients

DSM Launches Functional Ingredients Toolkit to to Help Companies Develop Fermented Plant-Based Dairy

DSM announces the launch of its new extensive, functional ingredients toolkit, the Plant Power Toolkit, to help companies develop fermented plant-based dairy products such as yogurts. DSM’s new toolkit aims to empower manufacturers by taking the complexity out of formulating fermented products, enabling a faster product launch. “As specialists in dairy and plant-based fermentation, we’re excited to offer innovative solutions to help brands excel in this dynamic market and co-create exceptional products,” commented Neleke van Nieuwenhuijzen, Global Product Application Expert, Fermented Plant Solutions at DSM.  The global plant-based dairy alternative market is valued at €18 billion and is growing by 4.5% each year. However, consumers expect to experience the taste, texture, and health benefits of dairy in alternative products, argues DSM. The Plant Power Toolkit, …

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Opinion

Op Ed: Samah Garringer, Business Unit Director, Proteins of the Future at DSM

The plant-based market is not shy of meat-, fish- and dairy alternatives. But a category that was once developed for vegans and vegetarians has now evolved into something much more inclusive of all diets and lifestyle choices, says Samah Garringer, Business Unit Director, Proteins of the Future at DSM. Taking plant proteins to the next level By Samah Garringer Welcome to the era of the flexitarian, where consumers regularly supplement their diet with plant-based protein alternatives. Recent research shows that approximately 25% of all age groups globally are starting to follow a more flexitarian diet[1] – and this number is showing no signs of slowing down. As consumers become more aware of the benefits of plant-based proteins, they are on the lookout for even healthier …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Meatable Jointly Secures €1M for Cultivated Meat Scaffolding R&D

A Dutch consortium of businesses and academia, including cultivated meat pioneer Meatable, DSM, VIVOLTA, and TU Delft, has been awarded the Open Technology Programme by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).   The programme will grant the consortium €1 million to fund a five-year research project using protein-based biopolymers such as elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) for food and healthcare applications, including soft tissue repair. According to Meatable, ELPs have the potential to create the scaffolds necessary for developing cultivated meat products, including whole cuts.  Creating synthetic biopolymer prototypes TU Delft’s professors, Dr. Gijsje Koenderink and Dr. Jean-Marc Daran, will lead the research project to study the scalability and cost-effectiveness of ELPs and non-animal-derived collagen.  Participants companies DSM and VIVOLTA will add their “world-class biotechnology competence,” which is critical …

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Ingredients

DSM Launches “World’s Only” Soy-Free TVP Containing All 9 Essential Amino Acids

DSM announces the launch of Vertis™ Textured Pea Canola Protein, which the company claims is the world’s only textured vegetable protein (TVP) with all nine essential amino acids necessary to be a complete protein, made without soy, gluten, or dairy. The new Vertix texturized protein blends pea protein and Vertis™ CanolaPRO®, an isolate with complete protein unlocked from canola seeds — a product that took DSM a decade of research and was introduced to the market as recently as last week. According to DSM, combining both ingredients gives alternative meats a flexible, firm, and meat-like texture allowing manufacturers to create realistic meat-like analogs with high nutritional profiles, free from major allergens. This new ingredient is the company’s latest addition to its Vertis portfolio, which includes a …

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Ingredients

DSM Unlocks Complete Protein from Canola Seed After a Decade of Research

After over ten years of research and development, DSM has succeeded in producing a high-quality protein isolate from canola seeds. Otherwise known as rapeseeds, canola seeds contain all nine essential amino acids and are free of major allergens. But DSM’s new product, Vertis™ CanolaPRO®, is not just a source of protein — it is also a functional ingredient that improves the texture of meat and seafood alternatives and gives dairy alternatives a smoother mouthfeel. Vertis CanolaPRO is highly sustainable as it is made from canola meal, a co-product of canola oil production. This means that no additional farmland is required to produce the protein, and the production process uses minimal water and no solvents. The ingredient is produced in collaboration with vegetable oil and protein …

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Fairs & Events

DSM to Showcase Innovations That “Make Raw Materials Work Harder” at Fi Europe

DSM, a leader in health and nutrition solutions, will introduce its latest consumer-inspired F&B innovations at this year’s Food ingredients Europe 2022 (FiE). At the event, DSM will showcase its next-generation sustainable innovations for meat and fish alternatives and plant-based dairy, among other categories. DSM has identified various plant-based consumer trends and offers ingredient solutions for manufacturers competing in the F&B market.  Alternatives should taste like real meat According to DSM, the plant-based challenge is mimicking animal products’ taste. Most consumers (82%) expect analogs to taste like real meat or dairy. AT FiE, DSM will showcase innovations that help manufacturers bridge the taste, nutritional, texture, and appearance gap with animal products.  Among the solutions, DSM will present products designed explicitly for plant-based cheese, vegan flavors …

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Algae, Microalgae & Seaweed

DSM’s “Game-Changing” Vegan Omega-3 Oil Gets EU Regulatory Approval

DSM announces that its life’s™OMEGA product, an algae-derived source of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, has been approved for use in meat and fish alternatives by the European Commission across the European Union. DSM claims that life’s™OMEGA is the first commercially available single-source, algae-derived vegan omega-3 oil in the EU. According to DSM, life’s™OMEGA is a significant development for the plant-based industry because it will allow food manufacturers to improve the nutritional profile of fish and meat alternatives with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids similar to those in fish, and “opens an opportunity for the next generation of nutritious plant-based alternatives”. Gilbert Verschelling, director of business development & innovation, savory ingredients at DSM, said: “The regulatory approval of life’s™OMEGA in the EU is a game-changer for …

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Facts & Figures

DSM and Firmenich Announce 2023 Merger With Aim of Dominating Wellness & Nutrition

DSM and Firmenich have announced that they will be merging to become a leader in nutrition, beauty, and wellbeing. Subject to customary conditions, the merger is expected to complete in the first half of 2023. DSM’s Food & Beverage business will combine with Firmenich’s Taste & Beyond, while Firmenich’s Perfumery and Ingredients business will join DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma. DSM’s Health, Nutrition & Care and Animal Nutrition & Health businesses will also become a part of DSM-Firmenich. Global footprint The newly merged company will have an extensive global footprint with a huge network of R&D, creation, and application capabilities worldwide. DSM and Firmenich say this will accelerate innovation in the industry and create new growth opportunities for customers. Plant-based by DSM and Firmenich In …

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Interviews

DSM: “Hybrids of Animal and Cell-Based or Plant-Based and Cell-Based Protein Will Start to Appear”

Gilbert Verschelling, Director of Business Development & Innovation says that DSM is keeping an eye on the growing developments in cell-based protein, predicting that hybrid products will play a part in future protein solutions. What products did DSM launch for the plant-based market in 2021? The plant-based market has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, both in consumer demand and new product launches. In 2021, over 4,500 new plant-based meat and dairy alternative products were introduced globally.[1] Consumers are spoiled for choice. Producers, however, are faced with the ever-increasing challenge of differentiating their offerings, ensuring a great taste and texture, enhancing nutritional profiles and navigating fragmented regulatory landscapes. Additionally, they must bring their products to market quickly and are therefore continually looking to shorten and simplify …

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Investments & Finance

DSM to Acquire Vestkorn Milling, Europe’s Leading Pea & Bean Producer, For €65 Million

DSM to acquire Vestkorn Milling, leading producer of pea and bean ingredients for plant-based protein products, for an enterprise value of €65m. Dutch multinational corporation Royal DSM announces today that it is to acquire Norway’s Vestkorn Milling, the leading European producer of ingredients from peas and beans, producing Textured Pea Protein, Textured Faba protein, Pea Protein, Faba Protein, Pea Fibre, Pea Starch and flours from peas and beans. The company supplies its proteins, starches and dietary fibres to makers of plant-based foods, pet food and animal feed. The acquisition, according to DSM, is a further step in the company’s strategy to build an alternative protein business and will provide synergy with DSM’s innovative CanolaPRO™ rapeseed protein isolate, which will commercially launch next year. Subject to …

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Fairs & Events

Plant-Based Innovators Shine in Finals of the Fi Europe 2021 Innovation Awards & Startup Innovation Challenge 

Giving recognition for innovative solutions in the food and beverage ingredients industry, the Fi Europe Innovation Awards and Startup Innovation Challenge has announced its list of nominees for this year’s event. Plant-based and sustainability are the two sectors dominating the shortlist, mirroring current market trends and developments. The finalists will present their submissions in a final pitch to the jury behind closed doors, and winners will be announced live during Fi Europe 2021 on 30 November and 1 December.   The top plant-based innovations on the shortlist are: Most Innovative Plant-Based or Alternative Ingredient Moolec Science (UK) for producing real animal proteins in plants to develop affordable, animal-free ingredients SACCHA (Germany) for extracting proteins from microorganisms such as brewer’s yeast that are similar to egg protein, …

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DSM Gilbert Verschelling

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Interviews

DSM: “The Market for Plant-Based Fish and Seafood Products is Likely to Develop Rapidly in the Coming Years”

Dutch nutrition specialist DSM offers a broad range of ingredient solutions for meat and dairy alternatives, which is constantly being expanded to serve the latest trends in the market. The company recently launched an innovative new range of products to enable food manufacturers to ensure authentic taste and texture for producers of fish alternatives. We spoke with Gilbert Verschelling, the Director Business Development & Innovation at DSM, who told us about the new product line and offered his insight into the market for plant-based fish alternatives. What have been the key driving factors behind the plant-based seafood market’s rise to prominence? While the market is still in its infancy, the plant-based seafood space is showing exciting growth potential. A recent report found that 28% of …

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