According to Beneo, the plant-based chicken chunks have an authentic fibrous chicken-like structure, a juicy mouthfeel and an irregular shape by design to offer manufacturers a high level of recipe versatility.
Following its acquisition of Meatless B.V., Beneo (Parsippany, NJ) has announced the next step of its plant-based protein strategy with the launch of its first-ever semi-finished product: plant-based chicken chunks. According to Beneo, the plant-based chicken chunks have an authentic fibrous chicken-like structure, a juicy mouthfeel and an irregular shape by design to offer manufacturers a high level of recipe versatility. The semi-finished product comes in fresh and frozen form, and is made from myco and pea proteins, combined with flavoring. Using Meatless B.V.’s patented processing technology makes it possible to create these semi-finished products in an easily scalable way.
“When it comes to plant-based meat alternatives, taste, texture, and sustainability are king for consumers. There is incredible market potential for those food producers who can harness all three,” said Jos Hugense, found of Meatless B.V., in a press release. “Thanks to our new technology process we have been able to do just that, creating low-processed, short-ingredient-list imitation chicken chunks that deliver, both in terms of outstanding sensory quality and cost-effectiveness. Manufacturers wanting scalable, easy-to-implement solutions that don’t compromise on taste or enjoyment need look no further.”
Beneo is using the Fi Europe show as the platform to announce the next strategy steps of its plant-based roadmap. “We are confident that our plant-based chicken chunks, combining sophisticated taste, texture, and appearance with an easy-to-use approach, perfectly suit the needs of the market,” said Dominique Speleers, member of the executive board at Beneo, in a press release. “They further extend our versatile toolbox for exceptional quality meat and fish alternatives that meet the high expectations of today’s consumers.”