According to Germany headquartered Statista Research, in 2020, the global sales of dairy alternatives amounted to about $22.6bn
Gadot Biochemical Industries, a dietary mineral supplier, has announced a focus on plant-based milk fortification with its portfolio of minerals.
According to Germany headquartered Statista Research, in 2020, the global sales of dairy alternatives amounted to about $22.6bn. Sales of soymilk in the US alone was set to reach about $1.13bn, a dramatic increase from $881m in 2016.
“This shows what we believe is a long-term trend, and a consumer commitment to plant-based milk alternatives,” said Ohad Cohen, Gadot Biochemical Industries CEO. “With all the advantages associated with alternative milk products, it has to be fortified with minerals to be nutritionally equivalent with cow’s milk.”
The company offers a range of minerals, enabling fortification of plant-based milk with all macro-minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. Different forms are available and suitable for fortification using ultra high temperature (UHT) processing for pasteurised beverages without compromising their organoleptic profile and stability over the period of their shelf-life period, the company says.
As part of the program, Gadot offers customers product development assistance aimed to help them achieve desirable bioavailability, solubility (for example soluble calcium and magnesium reduces shelf-life stability), taste and mouthfeel, colour, and mineral content for defined health benefits.
“Milk analogues must be fortified to provide the health benefits of cow’s milk,” Cohen said. “But they can also provide more with our mineral fortifications, which gives brands extended value for the health-minded consumer.”