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Plant-based alternatives to egg and shrimp now on menu at Nestlé


October 13, 2021
By Bakers Journal

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Switzerland and Germany – Nestlé is further expanding its plant-based food portfolio with plant-based alternatives to egg and shrimp.

The company said it is committed to offering people a variety of plant-based food and beverages that are good for them and good for the planet.

The plant-based alternatives to eggs offer people a nutritious, tasty alternative to conventional eggs that is both sustainable and animal-friendly. Launched under Garden Gourmet vEGGie, the product is vegan, contains soy protein and omega-3 fatty acids and achieves a Nutri-Score A in Europe. It is versatile for a wide range of cooking needs and can be scrambled like real eggs, used in a frittata and pancakes or even as an ingredient when baking cakes or cookies.

Additionally, Nestlé expanded its plant-based seafood offerings with the Garden Gourmet Vrimp. It is vegan and made from a combination of seaweed, peas and konjac root. It is a source of fibre and comes with a Nutri-Score B in Europe. It also has the texture and flavuor of succulent shrimps, the company said in a news release. It is suitable for complimenting salads and poke bowls and can be used in stir fried dishes, pasta dishes or as topping for pizzas.

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The Garden Gourmet Vrimp follows the successful launch of Garden Gourmet Vuna which is now available in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Plant-based seafood alternatives help to reduce overfishing and protect the biodiversity of our oceans.

Both the Vrimp and vEGGie products were developed with proprietary technologies by R&D experts at Nestlé Research in Switzerland and the dedicated R&D Center for culinary food in Germany. They will now be introduced as a test-and-learn in a limited number of stores in Switzerland and Germany.

“We’re proud to have an amazing range of plant-based foods that really deliver on great taste, texture and nutrition. With these new test launches we’re continuing to expand our offering to give people great options they can use in their daily cooking, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends or family,” said Wayne England, the head of Nestlé’s food business.