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Our Plant Protein Primer covers key considerations when selecting protein sources for plant-based foods.
Preview slide comparing major plant protein sources on several characteristics, including nutrition, sourcing, availability, functionality, commercial stage, and cost.
The guide compares major plant protein sources on several characteristics, including nutrition, sourcing, availability, functionality, commercial stage, and cost.
Preview slide showing profiles of 19 major protein sources including nutrition, functionality, price, and sourcing, and highlight an additional 25 emerging sources.
Find profiles of 19 major protein sources including nutrition, functionality, price, and sourcing, and highlight an additional 25 emerging sources.
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The guide also provides production profiles for major plant-based product categories, including plant-based meat & fish, milk, yogurt, cheese, and eggs.

Download the Plant Protein Primer

GFI’s Plant Protein Primer consolidates information on plant protein nutrition, functionality, price, availability and sourcing, other key metrics.

Contents:

  • A basic overview of plant proteins and choice parameters.
    Full profiles of 19 plant protein sources, including a comparison on nutrition, functionality, price, flavor, and sourcing.
  • A quick glance at 25 emerging plant protein sources.
  • Strategies for combining different proteins.
  • Consumer perceptions.
  • Production profiles for major product categories.
  • Glossary and FAQs.

Learn more about the science of plant-based meat

From mixing, molding, and forming to extrusion and 3D printing, companies are innovating rapidly and applying novel production techniques to create tasty, affordable, and convenient plant-based products. Visit our deep dive into the science behind plant-based meat.

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Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide

Learn about plant-based meat manufacturing by extrusion and explore directories of ingredients, facilities, and co-manufacturers.

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Plant-based retail market overview

See an overview of U.S. retail sales data for plant-based meat, egg, and dairy products, including market size, growth, and purchase dynamics.

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Consumer insights

Understand consumers, demographics, adoption, motivations, category descriptors, and opportunities for future research in alternative proteins.