Plant-based proteins are all the rage these days and also top my list when it comes to perusing the produce aisle for new product and flavor innovations. Always eyeing those food movements that will bring more convenience and healthy options to the plate, Mann Packing is launching new additions to its Nourish Bowls® lineup with the Tomato Bolognese and Basil Pesto selections.
Tomato Bolognese combines nutrient-rich kohlrabi and plant-based sausage in a tomato marinara sauce with shredded carrots and grated Parmesan, to bring a savory and healthy recipe to retail. With its Basil Pesto Bowl—offering kohlrabi noodles, plant-based Chick’n in basil pesto sauce, shredded kale, and grated Parmesan—Mann’s is packing a one-two punch in produce departments.
Retailers, still on the fence? Check out these numbers. Mann’s discovered that the plant-based meat market is growing at 8.1 percent and will reach $5.3 billion by 2020, according to Business Insider. Also, 60 percent of millennials eat plant-based meats, as reported by The Hartman Group, and 39 percent of Americans are trying to add more plant-based foods to their diets, according to Nielsen. Those stats are just a few to encourage a change in store level offerings, and Mann Packing has no intention of letting this movement go to waste.