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January 27, 2020, Business Wire.com
Excerpt directly from:
"Aramark's top chefs identify putting
more plants on the plate
as the #1 trend for 2020, and focusing on functional properties of food."
PLANT-FORWARD TAKES A GIANT LEAP
"As more people focus on their general health and the environment, putting more plants on the plate is a natural way to reduce the amount of meat in a meal. For example:
"Aramark Chefs Dish
on 2020 Food Trends"
nutritious to eat; that was something that needed to be discovered. We’ve figured out a way to bring ingredients together to make something special that’s more than the sum of the parts."
Consumers Getting Picky
with Plant Protein
April 3, 2019 By Jeff Gelski
"Not everything plant-based is going to get a pass,” said Shelley Balanko, Ph.D., senior vice-president of The Hartman Group. “They will start scrutinizing those ingredient labels and thinking very critically about the source of the proteins and the trade-offs. If you’re doing plant-based, you’re going to have to up your game.
"Questions about the plant protein source could
be its nutrient density, whether it’s an allergen,
how shelf stable it is and how sustainably
it is grown. Consumers will begin checking
on less-desirable ingredients, like sugar,
in products promoted for plant protein."
Pat Brown, PhD, founder of Impossible Foods:
"There is this widely held view that the Food that
we get today is a product of nature and that Impossible Foods sits at an unusual intersection between science and food. The human species didn’t begin with a handbook that told it which parts of which plants and animals are healthy and
Plant-Based Hamburgers Sweeping Across the U.S. & the World!
• Meatingplace magazine recommends going beyond meat [with plant-based proteins] - then create, or acquire, companies and brands related to protein, regardless of origin."
Fast Company, 9/02/18
"People are really, really into plant-based meats
these days. Retail sales of plant-based foods have increased by 17% vs. total retail food sales of just 2%
Food Industry Trends