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Symrise Aims to Solve Alternative Protein Challenges

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Symrise and Diana Food are working a new initiative: Taste for Alternative Protein (TAP).

The Symrise Group, which includes Symrise Flavors NA and Diana Food, has a portfolio of taste and ingredient solutions that are tailored to the complex matrices of plant bases of customers.

Their “code of nature” platform delivers authentic and impactful natural tastes by sourcing the best raw material from partners they know and trust, and preparing them in ways that provide authentic taste solutions for plant-based products.

Related: Symrise Looks to Expand Palette for Alternative Proteins

These fit for purpose meat, spice and vegetable flavors are strong enough to withstand any plant-based product processing and can be used to create targeted, signature taste profiles.

Savory meat analogs like plant-based patties and burgers require a specific approach to mimic the taste, flavor, texture, juiciness and the color of real meat, both raw and cooked.

Previously: Symrise Gets to the Meat(less) of Alternative Proteins

Symrise and Diana Food, working synergistically on the Taste for Alternative Protein (TAP) Platform, have created a complete toolbox of ingredients and flavors that offers taste, richness, masking, color and appearance improvements to savory foods so they can formulate naturally tasty concepts.

“Consumer desire for more product variety and better tasting products will mean that manufacturers will need to innovate and differentiate themselves in order to thrive,” Emmanuel Laroche, vice president marketing and consumer insights, Symrise Flavors NA, said. “At Symrise, our global approach combines the understanding of protein sources with our core taste expertise and deep market understanding to develop products in the key categories of meat alternatives, dairy alternatives and nutritional beverages. We call this new global initiative Taste for Alternative Protein.”

Laroche continued, “Alternative proteins in the food and beverage categories are poised for growth, driven by changes in consumer lifestyle behavior and sustainability considerations. Vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian diets, as well as wider adoption by mainstream consumers, has created a market opportunity for manufacturers of these products, who can now look to Symrise to help them innovate and differentiate their brands.”

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