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Wellness Foods + Supplements 3/2021

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Plant-based ingredients

Plant-based ingredients Photo © : Shutterstock/Oksana Mizina Laïta Nutrition affirms its strategic shift towards plant-based ingredients in the years to come The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated consumers' transition to plant-based eating. Dairy actors are at the heart of new strategic orientations and the nutritional and food transition 1 . Laïta Nutrition — the nutrition division of the dairy cooperative Laïta — affirms its strategic focus on plantbased ingredients. Dairy cooperative enters the plant-based beverage industry, and it is compatible In the context of a focus on increased awareness of plant-based alternatives, the plant-based beverage market is more promising than ever. Consumer interest in plant-based foods and drinks is growing. Consumers' eating habits are changing, and they consider plantbased to be of primary importance, while at the same time seeking health claims. – The market for plant-based proteins represents nearly 10 bn Euro in the world with an expected growth of about 7 % during the forecast period 2 . – FAO estimate 40 % increase in world protein demand by 2030 3 . – Plant-based food sales outpaced total retail food sales (35 % faster than total retail food 3 ). The plant-based trend is challenging for dairy companies. They need to reinvent themselves to innovate and offer new solutions for their customers. Laita Nutrition’s plant-based beverage solution unlocks possibilities for the clinical, child and sports nutrition market. This strong trend in food is necessarily felt in the specific markets of Laïta Nutrition through the rebound effect: protein inputs. With vegetable proteins, the field of possibilities is infinite (soya, lupin, lentils, rice, corn, hemp, etc.). Laita Nutrition offers a complete range designed to meet the specific needs of all areas of the nutrition and health sector, from dietary and sports nutrition to specialized medical and infant 24 No. 3 November/December 2021

nutrition products. The difference between plant-based proteins is the taste and quality of the proteins added to the formulas. “We are first and foremost a dairy cooperative. However, we have several markets and our expertise in our Health Division is the formulation of complex products. We must therefore explore every available ingredient. So, as a formulator, we have developed a strong expertise to adapt to any ingredients. We have done a lot of work on the selection of raw materials, and we are very active on the knowledge of new ingredients that we could test in our formulas. We are able today to formulate many formulas containing plant-based proteins of many origins, maintaining a functional and organoleptic stability in our finished products.” declares Mathieu Lucot, Marketing Manager for Laïta Nutition. Thanks to many years of experience on powder and liquid, Laita Nutrition announces the expansion of its range of finished products based on 100 % plant protein. Laita Nutrition proposes new perspectives of innovation to satisfy all types of consumers. The know-how of Laïta Nutrition in its shift towards plant-based ingredients In Ploudaniel, Laïta Nutrition specialises in the manufacture of ready-to-eat liquid products. Each product is sterilised and then aseptically packaged, guaranteeing a safe, long-lasting product. 2. Complex nutritional formulas Laïta Nutrition has a reinforced R&D team, made up of engineers and technicians, to produce models and prototypes of products containing plant-based proteins. The Ancenis site of Laïta Nutrition has an MSD drying tower, producing milk powders for the nutrition market. 3. Mastering control of specific processes, traceability and food safety Laïta Nutrition controls the products, processes, and traceability in order to guaran tee the sanitary quality and food safety of the products. The identification and control of the various risks linked to Laïta Nutrition’s activity provides products that meet international safety standards. The industrial equipment in Créhen consists of a drying tower and a packaging workshop. This high-tech facility meets the highest international food safety standards: hygienic design, cleanability, foreign body risk management, etc. 1. A strong technological expertise Thanks to its strong technological expertise, Laïta Nutrition is able to develop a unique manufacturing process allowing the company client to adapt its formulas to the consumers needs for plant based. THE NATURAL INGREDIENT PROVIDING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE • clinically proven green oat herb extract References 1 Nutrikéo, transition alimentaire et nutritionnelle, 2021 2 Cordis, Europe’s plant-based food industry shows record-level growth, 2021 3 Plant Based Food Association, 2020 • enhances cognitive function from the very first day of supplementation • significantly improves working memory and multitasking For more information, please visit or No. 3 November/December 2021 For further information send us an e-mail: or visit our website:

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