Plant power

A sneak peek at our North American Prototype Pantry

26 November 2020
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Trends and insights
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Sweetened drink, glass of plant-hybrid milk and meat tot snack
At Tate & Lyle, we believe that tasting is believing and what better way to support and engage with our customers than by tasting prototypes - even virtually!

Looks like meat, smells like meat, tastes like meat – but isn’t meat!

26 October 2020
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Hand holding a vegan burger with salad
As innovation in plant-based alternatives accelerates, we are seeing more and more products on the shelves that closely replicate popular meat products like burgers and sausages. Not only in taste, but in look, texture, smell and even sound (think sizzling bacon…).

Plant proteins vs animal proteins: what does the science say and what does the market say?

01 October 2020
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Examples of plant protein sources
As the global population grows, so does the demand for protein. It is widely believed that meeting this demand with animal protein alone is not sustainable and large-scale animal farming raises all kinds of environmental and sustainability concerns. So are plant-based proteins the no-brainer...

Experience the extraordinary with Tate & Lyle at SHIFT20 in July

13 July 2020
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Events
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SHIFT20 IFT event
For several years, we’ve played an active part in the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) annual meeting and Food Expos, and we’re delighted to be doing so again this year, with one difference…

How we’re upcycling food waste into new proteins and ingredients

26 June 2020
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Company Stories
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Proenrich tomato residue
How can we put olive, tomato, citrus fruit and rapeseed meal residue to good use? Our Application & Technical Service Centre in Mold, North Wales, UK, is on a three-year journey with Bangor University collaborating on a project to make practical use of leftover food waste.

#FoodHack2020: can wrinkled peas reduce the chances of people developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease?

05 March 2020
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Mervyn at FoodHack2020 webtile
What’s so special about wrinkled peas? Peas can be wrinkled or round – and it’s their genetic composition that determines which. But it’s not only their shape that distinguishes them. Researchers at Imperial College London, the John Innes Centre, and Quadram Institute have found that wrinkled peas...

Food, healthfulness and sustainability

18 December 2019
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Company Stories
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Kirstie Canene-Adams discussing Allulose
Kirstie Canene-Adams, PhD, is a Senior Scientist with Tate & Lyle’s global nutrition team. She is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US, and is responsible for our in vitro and clinical research for fibre, sweetener, and novel ingredients. Here are some insights from a month in the life of Kirstie...

Tate & Lyle: Texture science key as demand for healthier and plant-based products grows

19 March 2019
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Texture customer event
Texture scientists and industry formulators joined Tate & Lyle’s inaugural European texture event to discuss balancing taste, texture and nutrition for consumers seeking a healthier, more plant-based diet

Find out how stevia is leading the way for plant-based sweetening solutions

30 January 2018
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yoghurt pot with fruit
Not only are manufacturers facing increased consumer pressure to reduce sugar and calories in their products, demand for ingredients that are perceived to be “natural” or “clean” is also influencing product formulations in the food and beverage market. According to a recent report from global market...

Are plant based alternatives key to the future of dairy?

15 March 2017
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Yoghurt with fruit
Plant-based dairy alternatives, such as vegan cheese and nut-milks are evolving global consumer trends. Greater interest in nutrition claims and lifestyle changes are driving consumers to purchase previously unconsidered products as part of their weekly shop. The market for plant-based alternatives...