DuPont launches new Gellan VEG solution for plant-based beverages

DENMARK – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched new Grindsted® Gellan Veg 200 natural stabilizer for development of innovative vegan and plant-based beverage products.

The new solution meets demand for plant-based and vegan diets due to changing consumer tastes and preferences.

It also addresses need for plant-based/vegan claim, health profile, clean label, premium taste and texture in such products.

The new range is suitable for a wide range of plant-sourced raw materials, has low protein reactivity and high performance across a broad pH range.

Added directly into the mix, Gellan VEG 200 delivers a stabilizing network throughout the shelf life to maintain a homogenous and stable final product.

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“Produced by bacteria during fermentation of renewable, bio-based raw materials, Gellan VEG 200 is a purely natural solution.

“It provides excellent stability and particle suspension and minimal contribution to mouthfeel,” said Lise Stouby, Senior Scientist, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

According to DuPont, the number of new vegan products increased by 35% since 2014, with beverages as one of the highest growing categories globally.

In the US, 6 out of 10 consumers are increasing their consumption of plant-based foods and beverages in their daily diet, thus need to explore alternatives to suit this health trend.

In the DuPont-sponsored study conducted by HealthFocus, 42% of respondents said that they prefer more plant-based foods in their daily diet, and more than half of all consumers said that it “makes me feel healthier.”

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Also, the environmental component of this dietary shift is not negligible, as 3 out of 4 millennials are willing to spend more on ethical products.

Commenting on the new product, Kirsten Braüner Nygaard, Business Development Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences said: “We are proud to launch a product that answers critical manufacturers’ needs – ease of formulation and production. Starting today, it’s available worldwide.”

DuPont recently launched new, naturally sourced Grindsted® Plant-Tex solution for premium plant-based sausages, burger patties and cold cuts.

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