Beneo to expand product portfolio with plant-based chicken chunks

Announcing the next strategic step on plant-based roadmap with first semi-finished product

Following the acquisition of Meatless B.V. earlier this year, Germany-based ingredient manufacturer Beneo is using this year’s Fi Europe (from 6th to 8th December 2022) exhibition to announce the next step in its plant-based protein strategy.

Foreseen for the second quarter of 2023, the company will expand its portfolio with its first ever semi-finished product: plant-based chicken chunks. With a unique recipe and highly efficient patented process technology, Beneo offers manufacturers a scalable and effective way to tap into the plant-based trend, with the most authentic chicken imitation products.

Nearly 1 in 2 consumers across the globe are now interested in plant-based foods and beverages. In Europe, the market for plant-based fish and meat substitutes is worth 3 billion Euro and expected to grow by 14% CAGR over the next five years. This new solution from Beneo enables manufacturers to meet the rising consumer demand for alternative meat products, while providing them with easy-to-process, semi-finished products.

The semi-finished plant-based product will come in fresh or frozen form and is made with main ingredients such as myco- and pea protein, combined with flavouring. With a carbon footprint three times lower than regular chicken, this plant-based alternative also caters to the increasing consumer interest in more environmentally friendly solutions.

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