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Flexitarian-inspired, plant-based solutions.

Flexitarian-inspired, plant-based solutions

Many consumers feel increasingly encouraged to include plant-based meals into a more varied menu. As many as one in four globally are flexitarians. Other than the pleasure of cooking or trying something new, they are drawn to plant-based dishes due to their healthful appeal.

Develop plant-inspired recipes that are simply delicious. With BENEO’s rice ingredients, textured wheat protein and faba bean you bring out pure flavours and exciting textures.

Many consumers feel increasingly encouraged to include plant-based meals into a more varied menu. As many as one in four globally are flexitarians. A recent consumer survey about plant-based nutrition revealed why dairy-free and meat-free foods have gained importance. The reasons are health-related and linked to sustainability and animal-welfare. We asked consumers to share a piece of their mind and take the floor.

Develop plant-inspired recipes that are simply delicious. With BENEO’s rice ingredients, textured wheat protein and faba bean you bring out pure flavours and exciting textures.

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Vegan cooking with Chef Pieter-Jan Lint.

Vegan cooking with Chef Pieter-Jan Lint

The plant-based kitchen is not reserved to hippie-chic foodies or the odd vegan food truck. It is a genuine lifestyle that has found its way into the everyday kitchen. Meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free… have all become food labels that awaken consumers’ interest.

At the forefront of the plant-based cuisine, we find a vegan chef with a delicate technical finesse in gastronomy.

In collaboration with the BENEO Technology Centre, Chef Pieter-Jan Lint conjures vegan dishes to remember. Here is a sample of the so-called “Liberty Menu”, a match in heaven between the technical functionality of rice ingredients and textured wheat protein and simply good food with a limited impact on the environment.

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Marry up rice starch and wheat protein in a lasagna that strikes the right balance between texture and creaminess while still being plant-based.

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Add flavour and a full-bodied mouthfeel to 100% plant-based macchiatos, ‘sin-lattés’ or ‘chai sin-lattés’ each with a dairy-free creamer based on rice starch.

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Rice starch and textured wheat protein act as a binder and texturiser in veggie shu mai, xiao long bao and other savoury buns, croquettes, dumplings, and ravioli.

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Take out the dairy, and save the flavour. Dairy-free never tasted better. With rice powder, you create plant-based chocolate with a good bite and mouthfeel.

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Originality in dairy- and meat-free formulations.

Let’s plant the future with options that feed the body and mind of the flexitarian consumer. Get inspired by rice, wheat and the faba-bean, which cater to consumers’ growing interest in vegan and veggie products. Thanks to their texturizing properties and quality protein content, you will innovate dairy-free and meat-free alternatives that fly off the shelve.

Download papers on dairy-free and meat-free solutions:

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Go dairy-free without compromises: develop a delightfully light and creamy cashew spread with a velvety smooth texture with BENEO’s rice starch and rice flour.

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coffee-creamer-tile3

Add flavour and a full-bodied mouthfeel to 100% plant-based macchiatos, ‘sin-lattés’ or ‘chai sin-lattés’ each with a dairy-free creamer based on rice starch.

GET THE PAPER

dim-sum-tile4

Rice starch and textured wheat protein act as a binder and texturiser in veggie shu mai, xiao long bao and other savoury buns, croquettes, dumplings, and ravioli.

GET THE PAPER

plant-based-chocolate-tile2

Take out the dairy, and save the flavour. Dairy-free never tasted better. With rice powder, you create plant-based chocolate with a good bite and mouthfeel.

GET THE PAPER

Select your paper to download:

Free from, but full of taste.

Infographic cashew based fermented spread

Two in five flexitarians buy dairy alternatives because they like the taste.

The plant movement continues to drive innovation as plant-based dairy and meat alternatives are competing for a place top of shelf. 15% of new product launches of plant-based drinks globally included rice as a dairy alternative ingredient.

Consumers have a multitude of reasons for wanting to incorporate plant-based meat and dairy substitutes into their diet, even if they are not vegan or vegetarian. Sometimes they want to avoid meat or dairy. Often their core motivation is a healthy lifestyle for themselves that is respectful of the world they live in. But there is more to it… Flexitarians seem to have taken a taste for plant-based. Nearly half of them highlight this as the driver behind their lifestyle.

Discover how you can continue to push your brand forward and make nutritious and tasty food with rice ingredients, textured wheat protein and faba bean protein.

Health savvy foodies.

Long-term health is top of mind with consumers everywhere. They perceive more natural foods as better for them. Green and clean ingredients will help you to make more transparent ingredient lists. With rice ingredients and textured wheat protein, you strike a match with a healthier and more mindful lifestyle. And you will hit the flavour buttons of flexitarian consumers at the exact right spot.

I actively take steps to make my nutrition (more) healthy

I actively take steps to make my nutrition (more) healthy

How food is made and what is in it is very important for me

How food is made and what is in it is very important for me

Before I buy a product, I look closely at the on-pack information (e.g. checking nutritional values, checking calories, the label)

Before I buy a product, I look closely at the on-pack information (e.g. checking nutritional values, checking calories, the label)

Related webinars.

Work plant-based foods

Webinar: Plant-inspired and delicious!

Sharpen up your recipe with natural ingredients and create something consumers will thoroughly enjoy. We will share trends and insights into the flexitarian market and show you how our ingredients can help you become the next big thing in plant-based nutrition.

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Webinar on plant based indulgence

Webinar: Innovate for true indulgence with dairy-free desserts.

In this webinar we show you how to make plant-based indulgent desserts, like a smooth vegan cheesecake or a creamy Dulce ‘sin leche’. We’ll share our latest recipes, product concepts and technical footage of a step-by-step recipe approach.

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Choc bar delightfully dairy-free

Plant-based chocolate bar.

This rice-based, dairy-free treat is a tasty alternative to milk chocolate that’s surely smooth enough to cure any flexitarian’s sweet tooth.
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Love it plant-based.

Make everyday meals and snacks feel as good as they taste, with this versatile dairy-free cashew spread. Discover the functionalities of our rice ingredients.

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Faba bean biscuit with benefits

Biscuit with benefits.

Get your crispy biscuit packed with benefits from the faba bean. Take a gluten-free bite full of lemon-sweet plant-based protein and fibre.
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