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Plant-based trend sees premiumisation of meat consumption

By Katy Askew

Plant-based sales are set to continue their upward trajectory but the meat and dairy sectors are not out for the count. The way we consume animal products is evolving and premiumising, French research suggests.

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Macadamias: On a mission to crack the on-trend nut market

By Niamh Michail

Macadamias only represent 1.5% of the tree nut market, held back by limited supplies and high prices, but a tree-planting programme could change that. "Customers are crying out to use macadamias as an ingredient. It’s up to us to make that opportunity...

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What are the best colour options for plant-based meats?

By Niamh Michail

From beetroot juice to red radish colouring food or fermented vegetarian leghemoglobin, manufacturers are finding ways to mimic the colour of meat in meat analogues. We take a look at some of the offerings.

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Dutch Vivera claims 'world first' with plant-based steak

By Niamh Michail

Dutch brand Vivera has launched a plant-based steak made with wheat and soy protein. “We worked against the clock to get this steak - the holy grail of plant-based proteins - to market," says the company.

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