Plant-based protein products as ingredient

The number of products with a plant-based protein claim in the retail branch is growing strongly. Not only on the shelves with plant-based protein products, but also in other categories. Increasingly, meat is not just left out, but plant-based protein proteins are added instead.

Plant-based protein products on the market

Ready-made meals with plant-based protein ingredients

For instance, plant-based mince, falafel or plant-based chicken have been added to these:

Plant-based protein products as part of a meal component

Plant-based pieces of chicken or stir-fry strips have been used here, for instance:

Plant-based protein products as part of a snack

But also as a salad to spread on bread or as a snack:

From meat to plant-based ingredients

Despite the increased use of plant-based ingredients in the industry, many products are still based on animal proteins. When new products are developed, they are often given a limited period of time on the retail shelves to prove successful. That’s why proper knowledge of developments on the market, raw materials and product characteristics are important. Plant-based protein ingredients, for instance, react differently in a sauce than diced ham, bacon strips or minced meat of animal origin.

Plant-based protein products as ingredient

We offer a wide range of plant-based protein products that are well-suited as ingredients:


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Product development

The teams within our R&D department each with their own specialisation:

  • Research & Innovation Team: This team’s focus is on the development of innovative concepts, new ingredients and techniques.
  • Team Development: This team works full-time on client-specific requests.
  • Team High Way: These product developers ensure that our range is always up-to-date.

Schouten Europe: specialist in the development of plant-based protein products: vegetarian en vegan meat substitutes

Client case Larco

They also assist with advice to our customers. This is to ensure that ingredients are chosen which are not adversely affected when used. Do you want to learn more about the use of an ingredient in a product? You can read more here about our collaboration with Larco.

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