Plant-based alternatives to dairy
Amid the overarching plant-based drive, and fueled by a growing consumer passion for balanced nutrition, sustainability and animal welfare, the market for plant-based alternatives to dairy is expanding rapidly. Gone are the days when these products were relegated to the niche consumer domains, warranting little shelf space on grocery aisles. Today, companies are racing to create new products that appeal to a broader, more mindful consumer.
But product developers be warned: only a small fraction of these new launches will survive on the shelves. After all, the mainstream appeal of plant-based dairy alternatives comes with higher expectations around taste, texture and appearance. And while consumers are open to plant-based dairy alternatives, success will be largely based on their ability to mirror animal-based counterparts!
Oil solutions that enable plant-based richness
Since vegetable oils & fats are essential in the creation of plant-based alternatives to dairy that deliver on sensory appeal, finding the optimal mix is key to enabling an optimal texture and organoleptic properties, and an improved nutritional profile. The perfect combination of different plant-based oils and fats will let you to get as close as possible to the visual and melting aspects of animal-based fat.
Cargill is the perfect partner to help you succeed within this marketplace, with the portfolio and expertise to enable your success. Our fats & oils portfolio for plant-based alternatives to dairy is in line with key trends around health, sustainability, label-friendliness, without compromising on sensorial properties that consumers expect.
The knowhow and solutions for your next product winner
Changing from milk fat to refined vegetable oils is easier said than done. You need formulation experience to understand how the choice of the alternative plant-based protein is going to impact the interaction with all the other ingredients.
Responding to consumers’ growing appetite for plant-based products that deliver a “dairy-like” experience, Cargill is helping our customers offer a new generation of plant-based alternatives to dairy that truly mirror the sensory experiences of traditional animal-based counterparts. We are enabling plant-based alternatives that exceed consumer expectations and enrich consumer diets with responsible, sustainable, and affordable options.
Our ingredients, formulations, and knowhow enable our customers to deliver the product quality they desire, and processing efficiency. Our understanding of the complexity linked to the multiple ingredients is the key to find the right solution together.
The right solutions for your next winner
Let’s help you design great-tasting dairy alternatives, without any compromise on taste or texture! Connect with our oils & fats experts today to access reliable supply of plant-based alternatives to dairy at the standards you expect.