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Guest Post: Spreading the Goodness – Where Flavor Meets Nutrition in Sauces, Dips and Spreads

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Guest Post: Spreading the Goodness – Where Flavor Meets Nutrition in Sauces, Dips and Spreads


The sauces, dips and spreads that are used in plant-based diets play an important role. Vegetarian and vegan foods are largely seen as ‘better-for-you’ choices by consumers, but this virtuous reputation leads some to view plant-based foods as less flavorsome or exciting.[1]

Condiments come to the rescue here, giving consumers a convenient source of ‘spice’ that makes a plant-based diet that bit more enjoyable. It’s common knowledge that sauces and dippings should taste good. But can we also consider them to be health-boosting?

Dressings

In Europe and the USA, the most popular sauces are mayonnaise and salad dressings[2], but with consumers trying hard to eat healthier – both for themselves and the planet – demand for delicious, nutritious dairy-free alternatives is on the rise.[3] Showing what such a solution could look, feel and taste like, dsm-firmenich’s plant-based Caesar salad dressing concept blends a rich, creamy mouthfeel with a savory anchovy-like flavor, fortified with vegan DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids for an added health boost.

© dsm-firmenich

Sauces and dips

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