Oterra, the leading global supplier of naturally derived colors, recently unveiled innovative red and pink color blends specifically designed for plant-based meat and seafood alternatives. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about these new offerings, that allow manufacturers to create customized hues for a wide range of plant-based meat and seafood substitutes, including burgers, sausages, ground meat, meatballs, deli slices, salmon and tuna steaks. The natural food coloring ingredients market is witnessing significant growth on a global scale, driven by compelling long-term trends, including heightened consumer consciousness regarding health and the environment. Additionally, scientific advancements and regulatory pressures have expedited the transition from synthetic to natural colors. The team discusses the important role that food coloring plays in plant-based meat products when it comes to mimicking traditional meat.
Also in this episode, Sydney talks about the top five fastest growing food companies in 2023, their mouthwatering offerings and the secrets behind their meteoric ascent. The list comprises the top-ranking food companies based on the Financial Times’ assessment of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies in 2023, which highlights the 500 companies across the Americas that have demonstrated remarkable growth in publicly disclosed revenues from 2018 to 2021. From first to fifth, the list includes Whole Sol Blend Bar, Organto Foods, Goodfood, Laird Superfood and The Andersons. Out of the 500 companies that made Financial Times’ list, 13 were in the food category. The team highlights the diversity of this list, pointing out that the companies range from smoothie bowls to meal kits to crops and offer a spectrum of products and services across the food industry.
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