February 28, 2024

Ready, steady, cook: Roquette to spotlight plant-powered prototypes at FiE 2023

Join Roquette in Hall 3.1 Stand G120 at Food Ingredients Europe, 28-30 November 2023, to discover the company’s latest insights and innovations in the plant-based food market.

At this year’s edition of Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, is inviting visitors to Hall 3.1 Stand G120 to witness some of the exciting developments from the company’s recently opened Food Innovation Center. Through a series of live cooking demonstrations, technical experts from the company will bring to life its comprehensive portfolio of plant-based ingredients through prototypes designed to address three key areas of food development; Positive Nutrition, New Cuisine, and Transparency. From indulgent no-added sugar cookies to an innovative plant-based fusion of nem and a samosa, Roquette is set to inspire brand owners to take the first steps towards a more sustainable and delicious future with culinary creativity.

“With over 50% of European consumers reducing their meat consumption and opting for tasty, healthy and affordable alternatives instead,[1] this immersive on-stand experience enables manufacturers to explore new ways to meet this growing demand using our plant-based food solutions,” comments Benjamin Voiry, Head of Marketing Plant Proteins at Roquette. “The same technical experts who developed the food concepts will be preparing them fresh on-site and will therefore be on hand to explain how Roquette’s ingredients can be tailored to meet specific formulation needs.”

Positive nutrition for mindful indulgence

Bakery and snack producers can sample Positive Nutrition concepts that meet consumer needs for clean labeling, nutrition improvement, gut health, prebiotic effect and immunity, as well as sustainable manufacturing. This includes crunchy healthy bites formulated with Roquette’s NUTRIOSE® 10 soluble fiber and NUTRALYS®  texturized pea protein, alongside no-added sugar biscuits made with NUTRIOSE® 06 soluble fiber and SweetPearl® maltitol to meet the rising demand for indulgent sweet treats with low sugar content.

Plant-based ingredients for new cuisine

For brands looking to appeal to the 74% of global consumers craving unusual and exotic flavors,[2] Roquette is set to showcase its plant-based nemossa, also featuring NUTRALYS® plant protein. To complement this dish, the company will serve a tangy sweet, and sour sauce, featuring its CLEARARM® cook up starches.  

Transparency for a guilt-free confectionery experience

Demonstrating a novel approach to sustainable and transparent formulation, Roquette will present TiO2-free gums made with PREGEFLO® pregelatinized starch helping to meet consumer demand for friendly labeling. Visitors can also sample plant-based jellies and wine gums made with CLEARGUM® LG thin boiling starch – highlighting an innovative approach to creating gelatin-free sweets with a mouthwatering texture.

“Our new concepts are designed to help food manufacturers meet consumer demand for budget-friendly nutrition at a time of increased economic uncertainty, as well as providing scalable solutions to today’s regulation challenges,” adds Christine Beauvois, Head of European Customer Technical Service at Roquette.All while providing great taste and an indulgent experience. We look forward to collaborating with attendees to inspire the next generation of plant-based products that tick all the boxes.” Meet the Roquette team at Hall 3.1 Stand G120 to be inspired, feed your innovation pipeline, and uncover new ways to create great-tasting foods that deliver real nutritional value and health benefits.

[1] Smart Protein, “What Consumers Want” research report, June 2023.

[2] FMCG Gurus’ 2021 Flavour, Color & Texture Trends Report.

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