Freeze dried ingredient specialist European Freeze Dry has unveiled its latest new products as it continues to grow its plant-based offering.
The company, which provides diverse freeze dried ingredients to the food and beverage sector, has expanded its vegan freeze dried meal range to include couscous based dishes and a vegan bolognaise, complementing the already wide range of freeze dried vegetables and pulses.
It follows the development of two new meat alternatives, vegan chicken and vegan mince, in addition to freeze dried jackfruit which was launched earlier this year.
Diana Morris, Country Manager for European Freeze Dry, said: “The vegan market is rapidly expanding as more people are seeing the benefits of following a plant-based diet.
“What we’ve noticed is that not everyone is necessarily looking to make the transition to a full vegan lifestyle, but some may instead prefer one or two meat and dairy free days a week.
“Therefore, the need for plant-based meals and snacks that are quick and easy to access and prepare is growing, as is reflected in the demand from our customers.
“It’s important for vegan meals to be fully-rounded, containing balanced ingredients that are healthy and tasty.
“Using alternatives, for example coconut milk instead of cream, we’re able to offer vegan versions of classic favourites, working closely with our customers to provide solutions to their requirements – from initial concept right through to final sign off.”