Nutrition & Wellbeing
Meat & Dairy Analogs
Unlock New Potential in Plant Proteins
The Flexitarian movement is on the rise among consumers across the world. Driven by the belief that eating less meat and animal products is beneficial to individual health and environmental well-being, Flexitarians are keen on making a lifestyle change aimed at replacing meat with more plant-based protein alternatives. They are increasingly seeking healthy and memorable eating experiences beyond current flavor boundaries where animal derivatives are no longer ‘center of plate.’
The Firmenich SmartProteins® portfolio of integrated flavor solutions is designed to perform in a range of protein bases while addressing the declaration challenges of cleaner and more transparent labeling. We enable you to create vegetarian and vegan-friendly alternatives to traditional meat and dairy based products in Savory, Sweet and Beverages without compromise.
UNLOCK NEW POTENTIAL WITH INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
The Right Combination of Flavor and Functionality
Firmenich integrated solutions bring unparalleled consumer preference by combining traditional Firmenich flavors with proprietary functional solutions to deliver fantastic taste experiences in your plant-based protein products.
THE ADVANTAGE OF INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Our high-performance technologies help impart authentic flavor and optimize the taste profile of healthier products. The portfolio includes sugar, salt & fat reduction and removal solutions, mouthfeel enhancers, stevia maskers, acid maskers, and bitter taste blocking.
Whether incorporating plant proteins in meat and dairy analogs or fiber for enhanced nutrition and wellness, our integrated solutions enable you to delight consumers with superior taste while delivering functional benefits
Great flavor sometimes comes from removing what the consumer doesn’t want to taste. Integrated solutions are ideal for minimizing off-notes and unpleasant after tastes through precise flavor masking.
We can re-create the right mouthfeel, bite and chew to mimic any experience to craft your product to your consumers’ expectation.
Although the focus is often on the plant protein source, it’s the fat & aroma that can make all difference, transforming a plant-based burger from a poor substitute of the ‘real thing’ into a great eating experience in its own right.
Through our new Dynarome® SR and TR, Firmenich has taken this to the next level, recreating the effects of animal fats to deliver a sustained release of natural aroma, juiciness and succulence throughout the cooking and eating experience.
Animal Fat Mimicking: Using proprietary combinations of plant fats to recreate the melting and mouth coating effect of animal fats, providing an authentic meat like eating experience but in a plant protein analog
Flavor Protection: The culinary paste format allows it to maintain the balance and integrity of the right ratio of water and oil soluble ingredients to deliver the desired Aroma and Taste. This helps to significantly reduce the amount of flavor that is lost through irreversible binding to the plant protein base.
Flavor Release: As the fat melts during the cooking process, it transforms into a flavor delivery system, resulting in a sustained release of aroma and taste components that are maintained throughout the eating experience generating a much-desired meaty lingering effect.
Heat-Induced Aroma: A new natural flavor delivery system that has less aroma when meat analogs are chilled and during the early low temperature phase of the cooking. It then releases an enticing cooked aroma during the later stage of cooking and upon eating.
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Welcoming Tetra Pak® to the Firmenich ecosystem!
We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Tetra Pak®, the leading food processing and packaging solutions company.
Through this collaboration with the Tetra Pak® team in France, we further set Firmenich up for success by validating the performance of our solutions in shelf-stable conditions and at industrial scale. We expand our ecosystem with industry leaders and pioneers to create healthier, great-tasting, affordable food & beverages for our SmartProteins® Dairy Analogs program. Finally, we join Tetra Pak®, whose motto is “Protects What’s Good”, to reducing the industry impact on the environment by using Tetra Pak® packages, made of recyclable materials.
The Flexitarian Challenge
Consumers have spoken: they are keen to embrace a diet with less meat, yet they are faced, daily with inescapable tensions that are preventing them.
Firmenich & Campus have brought together a multidisciplinary team led by our Chef Designers to create the future in plant protein dishes that address these tensions, to expand and create new markets for you.
Unlock the Limitless Possibilities
Use our culinary expertise to replicate the flavor and succulence of traditional meat analogues such as burgers and sausages or satisfy immediate consumer needs with nutritious vegetarian, vegan, and seafood solutions.
From plant-based protein yogurts to fortified bars, Firmenich SmartProteins® solutions address the technical challenges of bitterness, grittiness and lack of creaminess while delivering great taste.
The Culinary Anthropology approach allows you to directly collaborate with forward-thinking chefs to accelerate innovation through creative ideation and rapid-prototyping.