Expanding the Horizons of Plant-Based Foods with IMC Ingredients

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Future Smart Food report, there are over 30,000 edible plant species worldwide, yet only 30 are regularly used as food.

Widening Variety and Enhancing Nutrition

In the next three to five years, the focus will be on expanding the variety of plant-based foods available. Whether it’s making it easier for consumers to incorporate more plant-based options into their diets or helping food service providers introduce exciting new menu items, the possibilities are endless. Combining familiar textures with new ingredients is a fantastic way to offer consumers exciting new flavors without straying too far from what they know and love. Food manufacturers have a golden opportunity to explore ancient, native plant-based ingredients that are not only delicious but also packed with nutritional and healing properties.

The Sweet Touch: Coconut Sugar

At IMC Ingredients, we believe in complementing these innovative plant-based ingredients with equally wholesome and versatile sweeteners. Coconut sugar is a prime example. Not only does it offer a natural sweetness that pairs well with a variety of plant-based dishes. Coconut sugar is rich in essential nutrients such as a type of dietary fiber that promotes digestive health.

Shaping the Future of Plant-Based Foods

While nutritious ingredients may sometimes leave an aftertaste, flavor greatly influences the acceptance of healthy options across diverse taste preferences. A sweetener with health benefits and a good flavor is hard to come by.

Explore our coconut sweetener on our website at imc-ingredients.com.

Source: https://asiafoodjournal.com/the-future-of-plant-based-foods-in-the-middle-east/

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