Nestle’s first shelf-stable plant-based minced meat expands access to meat alternatives
Nestle recently launched a range of shelf-stable plant-based cooking solutions under the Maggi Veg brand that are certified as vegan.
This range includes Nestle’s first shelf-stable plant-based minced meat made with soy. This comes in recipe solutions that combine it with seasoning, making it a suitable meat replacement in dishes like tacos, empanadas or spaghetti bolognaise.
Torsten Pohl, global head of R&D for Nestle’s food category, which already includes chilled and frozen meat alternatives, says, “We continue launching plant-based products in many regions of the world to offer people tasty, nutritious alternatives to meat that they can enjoy with family and friends. Our new shelf-stable range also makes plant-based alternatives more accessible to a wider range of consumers in Chile. This makes them a delicious, excellent source of protein in many favourite recipes, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”
Nestle also recently piloted ready-to-heat, shelf-stable plant-based meal kits in China that feature local recipes like Mala Xiang Guo and Curry Chicken.