Ingredient Snapshot: Kerry Taste & Nutrition has launched Radicle by Kerry, the broadest portfolio of plant-based food solutions in the market. It includes a range of taste, nutrition and functional solutions which can be paired with plant-based proteins and dairy alternatives. Radicle by Kerry offers customers an integrated solution to create nutritionally better plant-based foods with authentic tastes and cleaner labels.
The global plant-based food market value is estimated to reach approximately USD 24.3 billion by 2026 and will grow at CAGR above 9.1 percent over the forecast time frame, a growth associated with the growing flexitarian consumer group. While this represents an exciting opportunity for the food industry, many operators and manufacturers are unsure how to get ahead, or indeed get started, in delivering the plant-based foods consumers want.
Kerry understands the taste, nutritional and functional landscape and works to create delicious products that perform and are nutritionally optimized. It does this through authentic taste, clean label solutions, using recognisable ingredients, gluten free options, or reducing fat, sugar or salt.
Kerry’s unique expertise and integrated approach makes it the right choice for the food industry to create innovative products:
- Integrated Solution – Radicle by Kerry offers customers a portfolio of solutions to meet their taste, texture, nutrition and functionality needs in plant-based foods.
- Process, Formulation & Application Expertise – With a leading position in Taste & Nutrition science, and a strong heritage in Meat, Dairy and Plant Protein manufacturing, Kerry understands customers nutrition and functional formulation requirements to help deliver the plant-based food solutions consumers seek.
- Trusted Insight & Innovation Partner – Kerry has proven success in developing and launching innovations quickly, leveraging our unique integrated business model and proprietary innovation tools.
Andy Royston, chief marketing officer, Kerry Taste & Nutrition comments, “There is no doubt that there continues to be a mainstream consumer shift towards a flexitarian diet. Consumer preferences, from restaurants to retail, have never seen such dynamic change, but for the food industry these developments are as challenging as they are exciting. Radicle by Kerry brings together our dairy and meat heritage and our technology, processing and applications expertise, with over 20 years of experience in the plant-based food space. It asserts Kerry’s position as a trusted partner for the food industry in leading to better plant-based food, by offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of taste, nutrition and functional solutions.”
Scott Wright, VP & general manager meat systems, Kerry North America adds, “Radicle by Kerry represents a significant launch for our North America business. The depth of what we can offer customers is unique in the marketplace. Whether customers seek plant-based meat or plant-based dairy, we offer a total solution with the ability to deliver taste, texture, nutrition and functionality. We look forward to innovating with customers across the foodservice and retail channels to create new and exciting dishes for the growing plant-based consumer group.”
Radicle by Kerry launches initially in Europe and North America and will roll out globally in the coming months.
For further information visit: https://explore.kerry.com/radicle.