Eating Healthier food is a trend attracting interest all over the world. The decision to maintain a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle has many reasons including ethics, animal rights, overall health, religion, climate protection and global food supply issues.
Three main vegetarian/vegan product groups exist in the marketplace:
- Vegetarian/vegan meat and milk substitutes
- Vegetable spreads
- Cereals and snacks
To serve this ongoing trend, product developers of vegetarian/vegan products are faced with some major challenges like:
- asking the genuine, unpleasant tastes of alternative vegetable proteins (i.e. pea, lupine, soy, etc.) used in those kind of applications.
- Giving these applications the desired, typical taste profile (body note) and/or a dedicated top note.
- Achieving a pleasant appearance/colour like "barbecued meat" e.g. for meat analogues.
Based on the unique properties of brewers' yeast extract Leiber has developed a comprehensive application concept for the development of innovative, vegetarian/vegan consumer products.