USA – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched new, naturally sourced Grindsted® Plant-Tex solution to deliver premium plant-based sausages, burger patties and cold cuts.

The new systems replace egg white for plant-based meat alternatives to deliver meat-like taste, texture, smell and appearance.

In Burger Patties, Grindsted Plant-Tex MA1201 boosts protein content for health profiling and improves taste of final product in various aspects, from juiciness and umami flavor.

It is also said to enhance salt reduction, meat-like texture and juice bite in delicious and nutritious burgers and meatballs.

For cooked sausages, it provides superior texture with excellent shape maintenance, meat-like juicy or even premium “snappy” bite while in cold cuts, it allows for vegan deli ham with an authentic taste and superior texture.

PLANT-TEX is cholesterol and allergen free, has no ingredients of animal origin thus increasing food safety by natural elimination of risk of bird flu or Salmonella.

“With characteristics similar as egg white, ease of use in production by adding directly into the mix, PLANT-TEX makes both formulation and production process easier,” said Linda Yvonne Friis, Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

“Today we offer our system only in Europe, Middle East and Africa but in 2020 we are planning to make it available worldwide.”

Manufacturers can be able to utilize the new product to explore meat alternative product offerings for consumers who are looking to reduce their consumption of meat.

The plant-based segment is driven by an ever-growing change in consumer’s mindset toward a healthier, sustainable lifestyle and concerns around animal welfare.

According to DuPont, 37% of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based food while 46% of Europeans claim to consume meat alternatives at least once a week.

“We are proud to push the boundaries for high-quality, plant-based solutions for meat alternatives,” said Elisa Vimercati, Regional Product Manager Europe, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

“PLANT-TEX delivers best-in-class results for taste and texture. It will definitely help customers to meet and exceed end-consumer expectations for quality and taste.”