Today DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences announces the debut of naturally sourced GRINDSTED PLANT-TEX egg white replacement system for plant-based meat alternatives suitable for anyone wanting to reduce their consumption of meat and able to obtain a vegan claim.

Manufacturers see more and more opportunities through an increase in plant-based meat alternative offerings and innovations. With 37% of Americans trying to eat more plant-based foods and 46% of Europeans claiming to consume meat alternatives at least once a week, the market offers tremendous potential at this early stage.

An ever-growing change in consumer’s mindset toward a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle is driving purchases of plant-based foods high in protein with meat-like texture, taste and juiciness.

GRINDSTED PLANT-TEX MA1201 for Burger Patties boosts protein content for health profiling and improves taste of final product in various aspects – from juiciness and umami flavor, yet salt-reduction to meat-like texture and juice bite in delicious and nutritious burgers and meatballs.

At the same time PLANT-TEX MA1301 for Cooked Sausages provides superior texture with excellent shape maintenance, meat-like juicy or even premium "snappy" bite of cooked sausages regardless of being hot or cold.

Finally, the PLANT-TEX MA1110 for Cold Cuts allows for vegan deli ham with an authentic taste and superior texture.

"We are proud to push the boundaries for high-quality, plant-based solutions for meat alternatives. PLANT-TEX delivers best-in-class results for taste and texture. It will definitely help customers to meet and exceed end-consumer expectations for quality and taste," said Elisa Vimercati, Regional Product Manager Europe, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

PLANT-TEX is cholesterol and allergen free and has no ingredients of animal origin. It increases food safety by natural elimination of risk of bird flu or Salmonella.

"With characteristics similar as egg white, ease of use in production by adding directly into the mix, PLANT-TEX makes both formulation and production process easier," said Linda Yvonne Friis, Global Business development manager, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. "Today we offer our system only in Europe, Middle East and Africa but in 2020 we are planning to make it available worldwide," she added.