Why Offer Plant-Based?
Balchem identified the Next to Nature trend in 2018 and continues to work from its influence in product development and innovation. This trend references plant-based options along with the need to incorporate fruity, herbal, and floral notes. Plant-based alternatives in food and beverage continue to increase, as do consumers identifying as flexitarian eaters. According to Food Navigator, 87% of American consumers are using plant-based protein in their diets. In another plant-based protein study, two-thirds (67%) of adults said that consuming a complete plant-based protein is important to them while one in five says it is very important. The plant-based opportunity is here to stay and Balchem is continuing to innovate to help you get to market faster.
Balchem is widely known for our flexibility and innovation. We formulate custom flavors, textures, and can even seamlessly switch an application from dairy to non-dairy. We can adapt traditional dairy-based products into a non-dairy alternative, without sacrificing flavor, mouthfeel, or efficiency when creating plant-based products.
We aim to create the best plant-based alternatives out there so that everyone can indulge in the creamy goodness. Our advanced expertise in plant-based alternatives creates an ideal consumer experience. In addition, Balchem’s flavor expertise does not stop at dairy! We are experts in flavoring plant-based beverages, non-dairy creamers, plant-based yogurts, and even frozen desserts.
Balchem offers plant-based powdered nutritional lipid and creamer systems. We create these with our spray drying and agglomeration capabilities. We have powdered plant-based beverage systems that are shelf-stable and ready to go to work in your applications.
Smoothies are a delicious treat! We have created multiple plant-based smoothie applications. Our Instablend Avocado Creamer creates a smooth, creamy texture in smoothies while remaining plant-based. We can create a variety of flavors and have demonstrations available in Wild Berry and Orange Cream.
Our Mixed Berry Kids Wellness Smoothie was created to support healthy brains and metabolism. It contains VitaCholine® and our chelated magnesium, as well. This smoothie contains a half serving of fruit and veggies and seven grams of plant-based protein to help support daily serving size goals.
Contact us to start your plant-based journey!