Prinova has introduced a range of premixes for dairy replacement products, to help manufacturers respond to what it describes as a plant-based “revolution”.
The shift towards plant-based diets has created new nutritional challenges. Although vegans generally obtain enough protein, Prinova pointed out 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, the company added.
To help manufacturers meet this need, Prinova has developed new nutrient-rich premixes for dairy replacement products, and new recipes to demonstrate how well they work. Made from Prinova’s 85% pea protein, the plant-based milk is “smooth and creamy” with a full yet light mouthfeel.
A single serving of each recipe with 25mg of the premix contain 15% of the recommended intake of vitamin B12 and 50% of the recommended intake of vitamin D.
Prinova also offers a premix optimised for plant-based cheeses, which it is showcasing in a vegan cream cheese recipe. The premixes can all be adapted to include additional functional ingredients, such as probiotics, as well as flavourings.
Tony Gay, head of technical sales and 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 for vegan consumers.”