Kerry launches interactive plant-based solution finder

Kerry launched its proprietary Radicle Solution Finder, an interactive and easy-to-use web-based tool that aids in developing new plant-based products.

Kerry (Beloit, WI) launched its proprietary Radicle Solution Finder, an interactive and easy-to-use web-based tool that aids in developing new plant-based products.

“Plant-based innovation is moving rapidly and has its own unique set of formulation challenges that must be addressed in order to deliver a superior product,” said Jenny Palan, senior strategic marketing lead, plant proteins, Kerry, in a press release. “At Kerry, we recognized the importance of taking a holistic approach to tackling plant-based challenges. The Radicle Solution Finder is a fun and engaging way for customers to navigate through those challenges. This innovation is designed to help food and beverage developers quickly find and access solutions to some of the most common challenges experienced in developing plant-based products.”

Inside the tool, users select their target category: a meat or dairy alternative. They can then filter their challenges according to four main drop-down menus: taste, nutrition, functionality, and plant protein or dairy alternatives. Beyond that challenges such as adding authentic taste flavors, clean-label solutions, food protection, addressing texture challenges, and others, can be added. A range of solutions based on the user’s selections is presented. 

“The Radicle Solution Finder is a great tool for plant-based developers that will help them quickly pinpoint their challenges and bring together integrated solutions aimed at creating optimal plant-based products,” said Stephen Cobb, research, development, and acquisition director at Kerry. “A further important benefit is an opportunity to establish useful new partnerships with Kerry."

The Radicle Solution Finder was developed by Kerry’s team of plant-based experts and incorporates Radicle’s holistic portfolio of plant-based solutions to address several critical issues. “Delivering delicious taste, meaningful nutrition, clean label functionality and sustainable alternatives is key to success with plant-based foods,” Palan added. “All of these challenges, and more, are addressed by the Kerry Radicle Solution Finder.”