Prinova launches premixes for dairy replacement products

The premixes use Pea Protein 85%, which Prinova says is high in Branched Chain Amino Acids and allergen-free

In a white paper, Prinova has highlighted the growing prevalence of vegan and other non-dairy diets and its impact on plant-based markets. The dairy alternative market is projected to grow from USD 21.4 billion globally in 2020 to USD 36.7 billion by 2025. Similarly, the plant-based protein market is predicted to increase from $10.3bn in 2020 to $14.5bn by 2025.

The shift towards plant-based diets has created nutritional challenges. Although vegans generally obtain enough protein, it can be hard for them to consume some micronutrients in sufficient quantities. Vitamin B12, for example, is absent from virtually all plant-based foods.

In order to help manufacturers meet this need, Prinova has developed nutrient-rich premixes for dairy replacement products, along with recipes to demonstrate how they work. Made from Prinova’s 85% pea protein, the company says its “plant-based milk is smooth and creamy with a full yet light mouthfeel”.

A single serving of each recipe with 25mg of the premix contains 15% of the recommended intake of Vitamin B12 and 50% of the recommended intake of Vitamin D.

The company also offers a premix optimised for plant-based cheeses, which it’s showcasing in a vegan cream cheese recipe. The premixes can be adapted to include additional functional ingredients, such as probiotics or flavourings.

Tony Gay, Head of Technical Sales & NPD for Nutrition at Prinova said: “The rise of plant-based diets is one of the most important trends in the food industry today. It has created a whole new consumer segment with particular nutritional needs, and new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers. One of the best strategies they can adopt is the use of nutrient-rich premixes. Our new recipes demonstrate how easy it is to offer appealing dairy replacement products that meet the nutritional requirements of vegan consumers.”

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