Ready, steady, cook: spotlighting plant powered prototypes at FiE 2023

Date: 16.11.2023Source: Roquette

Roquette is inviting visitors to witness some of the exciting developments from the company’s recently opened Food Innovation Centre, on show at this years Food Ingredients Europe. Through a series of live cooking demonstrations, technical experts from the company will bring to life its comprehensive portfolio of plant-based ingredients through prototypes designed to address three key areas of food development; Positive Nutrition, New Cuisine and Transparency. From indulgent no-added sugar cookies to an innovative plant-based fusion of a nem and a samosa, Roquette is set to inspire brand owners in taking the first steps towards a more sustainable and delicious future with culinary creativity.

Said Benjamin Voiry, Head of Marketing Plant Proteins, Roquette: “With over 50% of European consumers reducing their meat consumption and opting for tasty, healthy and affordable alternatives instead, this immersive on-stand experience enables manufacturers to explore new ways to meet this growing demand using our plant-based food solutions. The same technical experts who developed the food concepts will be preparing them fresh on-site and will therefore be on hand to explain how Roquette’s ingredients can be tailored to meet specific formulation needs.”

Bakery and snack producers can sample Positive Nutrition concepts that meet consumer needs for clean labelling, nutrition improvement, gut health, prebiotic effect and immunity, as well as sustainable manufacturing. This includes crunchy healthy bites formulated with Roquette’s NUTRIOSE® 10 soluble fibre and NUTRALYS®  texturised pea protein, alongside no-added sugar biscuits made with NUTRIOSE® 06 soluble fibre and SweetPearl® maltitol to meet the rising demand for indulgent sweet treats with low sugar content.

For brands looking to appeal to the 74% of global consumers craving unusual and exotic flavours, Roquette is set to showcase its plant-based nemossa, also featuring NUTRALYS® plant protein. To complement this dish, the company will serve a tangy sweet and sour sauce, featuring its CLEARARM® cook up starches.

Demonstrating a novel approach to sustainable and transparent formulation, Roquette will present TiO2-free gums made with PREGEFLO® pregelatinised starch helping to meet consumer demand for friendly-labelling. Visitors can also sample plant-based jellies and wine gums made with CLEARGUM® LG thin boiling starch – highlighting an innovative approach to creating gelatin-free sweets with a mouth-watering texture.

Added Christine Beauvois, Head of European Customer Technical Service, Roquette: “Our new concepts are designed to help food manufacturers meet consumer demand for budget-friendly nutrition at a time of increased economic uncertainty, as well as providing scalable solutions to today’s regulation challenges. All while providing great taste and an indulgent experience. We look forward to collaborating with attendees to inspire the next generation of plant-based products that tick all the boxes.”  For more visit Hall 3,1 Stand #G120 at Fi-Europe, Frankfurt or roquette.com.

David Cox / IDM

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