With the rise of flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets, the meat substitutes market is growing. There is a wider consumer audience and therefore an increase of the diversity of meat subsitutes offered to meet consumers expectations and needs.
Plant-based proteins can be used to subsitute meat and among them, pulses are a very good alternative. Indeed, they have many benefits :
- Nutritional benefits: pulses are rich in fibre, complex carbohydrates, proteins and minerals like iron. They have the advantage of being low in fat, gluten-free and have a low glycemic index.
- Environmental benefits: pulses can use nitrogen from the air for their own growth and then return heat to the soil for the next crop, thus limiting the use of nitrogen fertilizers.
However, it can be difficult to stand out with tasty products with the perfect desired texture. If you’re wondering how to easily add pulses as meat subsitutes in your recipes, Limagrain Ingredients has the answer for you.
Today we bring you a veggie burger recipe with extruded pulses, without compromising on taste or texture, by incorporating our Pep’s Balls ingredients. Watch it below 👇
The full length webinar on this topic is available here: Plant-based proteins in culinary products
Find out more on our dedicated page about the Pep's Balls and get ready to bring your products to the next protein level!