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Protein: A Plant-Based Look at this Power Macronutrient

Examining plant-based alternative protein options for foods and beverages.

April 29, 2014

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Protein: A Plant-Based Look at this Power Macronutrient

Summary

The global protein market is growing and is projected to reach $24.5 billion by 2015 with a focus on plant-based proteins. Rising costs, sustainability concerns and the ever growing consumer desire to eat clean are the reasons behind the nondairy, meat-free shift.

Editor's Take

Rising-costs of animal-based proteins and consumer interest in a more plant-centric diet are spurring development of a wider range of vegetable sources such as soy, pea, canola and even algal proteins that deliver nutrition and functionality.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Protein nutrition and optimizing the diet when working with incomplete proteins--those lacking essential amino acids

  • Alternative non-animal protein options

  • Plant proteins and the path to sustainability

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