The protein transition: Opportunities and challenges in plant-based foods
About the Session
Nobody can deny that the protein transition is on its way. The protein transition is the shift away from the consumption of animal proteins towards vegetable and new protein sources. Proteins form the building blocks of life on earth. Both the quantity and quality of food are critical for the health of humans and animals. At the moment, a considerable portion of our protein is consumed through animal products. This presentation will explain the reasons why the protein transition is so important and will give a small overview in trends on alternative protein sources to animal one. As the food industry looks to utilize new sources of proteins, an understanding of ingredient properties and how they function within food matrices is very crucial. Trends in the market and opportunities and challenges in plant-based foods will be highlighted, with examples on ongoing research. The consumer is not only looking for plant-based foods with good taste and texture, but also with good nutritional value and the least ingredients possible or ingredients they are unfamiliar with.
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