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TREND: The Plant Food Landscape
The fact that consumers are increasingly
familiar with plant-based meals and
incorporating more of these dishes into their
everyday diets opens the door to culinary
creativity that doesn't break the bank. Beans
and grains are particularly useful, given that
these ingredients tend to be cheaper than
meats and are versatile in a wide range of
applications.
" I think there is no sacrificing on taste or
variety with beans and ancient grains. They
deliver so well on flavor and nutrition. They
can also be combined to create some really
satisfying combinations, " sums up Kim Reichert,
Director of Culinary Development at ADM, who
likes to pair beans and grains with ingredients
like dried currants, nuts and seeds.
Texture is another benefit of beans and grains.
40% 43% 81% 34% 52%
" Beans provide such a nice creaminess to a dish
and ancient grains can offer chewiness that can
be a really nice contrast, " points out Reichert.
Foodservice operators and manufacturers
can find perennial value in beans and grains. In
addition to their comparatively lower price point,
these ingredients work well in both hot and cold
dishes, extending their year-round use. They are
" You can add fresh ingredients for some
nice crunch, briny olives or capers for
more depth and you really only need
a little bit of meat or cheese if you
don't want to go plant-based - but
you'd hardly miss them if you did! "
-Kim Reichert, Director of Culinary Development, ADM
also a go-to ingredient because they stand up to
bold dressings and don't break down over time,
unlike other ingredients such as pasta.
ADM's chefs work with several types of beans
and ancient grains as consumers seek out foods
that are sustainable, healthy and wholesome.
Among other offerings in its portfolio, ADM
provides black beans, navy beans, chickpeas,
quinoa, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and
hemp seeds.
of global consumers now
follow a flexitarian diet.10
9 Mintel, A Year of Innovation in Prepared Meals and Meal Kits, 2022
10 ADM Outside Voice‚Ą† Global Protein Occasion Study, October 2021
Vegan and
plant-based
prepared meals
are about
33% cheaper
than those
containing
meat.9

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