As dietary and lifestyle movements, vegan and vegetarianism have become increasingly popular over the last few years in particular, and with it, so too has the demand for plant-based food options.
As a result, many food and beverage manufacturers have started producing a variety of vegan and vegetarian products to cater to this growing demand and emerging market.
In this article, we will uncover the top seven plant-based food and beverage manufacturers. How many do you recognize?
1. Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat have carved out a world-class reputation for producing plant-based meat substitutes. The company offers a variety of products such as burgers, sausages, ground beef, and chicken strips.
Products are made with non-GMO, gluten-free ingredients, and have no cholesterol, making them a healthy alternative to traditional meat products. Beyond Meat made headline news by partnering with McDonald’s for its new ‘McPlant’ burger.
2. Impossible Foods
Impossible Foods has gained a lot of popularity for their ‘impossibly’ tasty and meat-like plant-based burger, with many finding it scarily comparable to its animal-based counterpart.
The Impossible Burger is made with soy protein and has a taste and texture that is very similar to beef. The company also produces other meat substitutes such as sausage and ground beef.
Specializes in producing meat substitutes as varied as chicken, beef, and fish, Gardein has won the favor of many vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians. Its products are made with non-GMO soy and wheat protein, and are also free of artificial colors and flavors.
Always popular around Thanksgiving and Christmas, Tofurky is a company that produces vegan meat substitutes made from tofu, tempeh, and seitan. It offers a variety of products such as sausages, deli slices, and burgers.
Tofurky products are also non-GMO and gluten-free. However, most notable is the plant-based pioneer’s fake turkey substitute.
5. Daiya Foods
Daiya is Canadian vegan company that specializes in producing plant-based cheese and dairy alternatives. With products made from tapioca starch and pea protein, these are also therefore free from dairy, gluten, and soy.
6. So Delicious
So Delicious produces vegan ice cream, yogurt, and milk alternatives. Its products are made with coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk, and are free of dairy and gluten. Therefore its dairy-free food and beverages are all certified vegan and non-GMO.
Alpro is a company that needs little introduction. It produces plant-based milk alternatives, made from soy, almond, and coconut milk. Its products are free of dairy are fortified with vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy plant-based alternative!
In conclusion, these top seven plant-based food and beverage manufacturers offer a variety of vegan and vegetarian options that cater to different dietary needs and preferences.
Their products are not only delicious but healthy and better for the environment. With the growing demand for plant-based food options, we can expect to see more companies entering this market and providing even more meat- and dairy-free alternatives in the years to come.