“Alternative proteins are set to explode, reaching at least $290 billion in sales by 2035, according to a new 2021 report from the Boston Consulting Group” [1]

To that end, manufacturers who understand the changing times in regard to saving the planet, and consumers’ ever-increasing interest in plant-based products, are already getting on board with plant based ingredients. Clearly it is a win-win situation for all: the consumers’ health, the manufacturer’s bottom line, and the future of the planet.

An Overview of the Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins

When we consume plant-based proteins, especially if they are derived from whole foods, we are also supplying our bodies with other important health-boosting compounds, which work together in a natural synergy. Furthermore, plant-based foods are packed with fiber, something which many people in North America are not getting enough of. Moreover, research shows that: “Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of incident cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular disease mortality, and all cause mortality in a general population of middle aged adults” [2].

Consumer Interest in Plant-Based Diets is booming

The benefits of protein ingredients are normally well understood. Emerging plant proteins, such as pea and rice, are now finding their own spot in the marketplace with consumers' interest in a healthy diet.

The bright future of plant-based protein ingredients is a safe prophecy. In a recent webinar by Geneva, Switzerland-based Giract, the ingredient market research and strategy firm noted that with about a 70% share, plant proteins have long dominated the protein ingredient marketplace with their predominant use in the food and feed industry.

Summing Up

There is no doubt that businesses which include plant-based proteins, particularly CAIF’s top-quality naturally sourced organic plant-based proteins, into their products, will be on a winning track by helping to boost consumers’ health, showing consideration for the planet; and substantially increasing their revenue in line with the predictions made by leading research organizations.

[1]. Demetrakakes, P. (2021). “Alternative proteins are set to explode, reaching at least $290 billion in sales by 2035, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group.” Food Processing.

[2]. Hyunju, et al. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019;8:e012865.