Elevating vegetables to the center of the plate

Plant-based products are trending in a big way, from main courses to snacks. Whether it’s meat analogs or plant-based alternatives, their consumption is rising and here to stay. What’s behind this trend? It’s consumers' growing emphasis on reducing animal protein intake, along with sustainability concerns and general health considerations.

Today, food manufacturers are challenged to offer a completely new sensorial experience to consumers that includes taste, color, mouthfeel, and juiciness, while addressing market demand for products that are clean label and sustainable. Diana Food is ready to help. We provide best-in-class solutions for plant-based meat substitutes, answering the consumer requirements of healthiness, naturalness and a sustainable diet.

Our natural solutions for savory plant-based alternatives

Inspiring recipes for your applications

Vegan Meatballs

Consumers are looking for clean label and tasty solutions for vegan and plant-based proteins products. In this recipe, you will discover how to intensify the overall culinarity profile & umami taste of vegan meat balls with mushroom juice concentrate and brown mirepoic powder. Served with an authentic tomato sauce twisted with caramelized & smoked tomato preparations for a maximum indulgence!

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Garlic, Mushroom Tofu with Sweet Potato Hazelnut Quinoa

A rising number of consumers are seeking out vegan and organic culinary solutions. Our organic mushroom and garlic juice concentrates intensifies overall culinary profile & umami taste while adding a twist blanched garlic taste to the tofu marinade. Quinoa is sublimed with the sweetness and natural orange color of organic sweet potato powder.  

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How we can help you with your savory plant based alternatives applications

Clean label taste solutions

Diana Food offers clean label taste solutions with food declarations:
• Bringing culinary complexity, umami and richness
• Leveraging our agronomy mastery and processing knowledge:
   - to grow and process the best varieties to create the desired targeted taste profile
   - to ensure the full traceability and food safety

Color & appearance

Visual appeal and color are key to create a positive consumer experience:
• Naturally-derived colors from simple raw materials, like red beet, to give plant-based patties their "raw-red" meat-like color while turning brown after cooking
• Technical experts provide customized solutions by ensuring the stability of our colors under extreme heat, processing and pH levels

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Looking to add some flavors?

Working with Diana Food also gives you access to the full expertise and competencies of the Symrise Group, a global leader in flavor and taste solutions. From consumer insights to regulatory, we work in synergy to support your brands.

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Our technical team includes food and beverages scientists, food engineers, sensory experts and chefs. They develop and optimize the taste and technical performance of our natural ingredients to help you create your recipe.

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