Nestlé expands plant-based range

Nestlé has expanded its plant-based food range in Europe with its new ‘cook from raw’ Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince. It is also introducing a new and improved version of its Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger.

The move comes as people continue to look at different ways to balance their protein intake and lower the environmental footprint of their diets.

The new Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince is versatile and can be used in the same way as beef to make balls or a bolognese. The plant-based mince looks and cooks like raw beef due to its blend of protein from soy, natural plant extracts – beetroot, carrot, and bell pepper – and vegetable fats.

The Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince will be available starting in September in a number of European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

Nestlé has also renewed the recipe of its Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger. Based on consumer feedback, Nestlé was able to increase the juiciness, grilled beefy flavour and meat-like texture of the burger.

The burger creates the experience of eating a beef burger using natural soy and wheat protein, color from natural plant extracts, chopped coconut oil, and a proprietary method of fermenting plant-based ingredients to boost the ‘umami’ flavour of the burger.

Wayne England, the head of Nestlé’s food business, said: “We’re pleased at the positive response to our Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger from a broad range of consumers. We have listened to their feedback and we have not sat still. This autumn we are launching a next generation that we are sure people will appreciate.

“As an extension to this exciting and fast-growing burger-led ‘cook from raw’ platform, we are proud to launch Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince. This is a really versatile ingredient that is a real winner in many dishes. We will continue to work hard to improve our Garden Gourmet offers and to bring new formats to the market.”

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