ChickP Protein, Ltd. has made waves in the plant-based food industry with its groundbreaking chickpea isolate. The high-functioning ingredient has proven to be an exceptional alternative to traditional animal-based protein sources, particularly in the creation of plant-based cheese analogues. With the introduction of chickpea-powered cream cheese and firm cheddar cheese, ChickP has cemented its place as a leading innovator in the world of plant-based food.
According to a survey conducted by the Smart Protein Project, cheese is the leading animal-based food product, with individual consumption averaging in a range from one to six times per week. However, the same report indicates a strong willingness to shift to plant-based versions, in conflict with an overall dissatisfaction with the taste, texture, and value of products currently on the market. ChickP’s chickpea isolate provides a solution to this problem, delivering the sensory experience that consumers crave without sacrificing nutritional balance.
ChickP’s cream cheese formulation combines its chickpea isolate with water, coconut oil, and starch. The tangy cheese-like flavor is obtained via fermentation with lactic bacteria, just like the traditional milk-based process. The result is a delicious, creamy spread that is naturally rich in probiotic benefits. ChickP’s firm cheddar cheese analogue is also produced via fermentation and delivers the bold, earthy flavor and chewy texture of real cheddar cheese.
ChickP’s breakthrough formulations have the potential to revolutionize the plant-based food industry by providing manufacturers with an ingredient that can fast-track the customization of plant-based cheese products that genuinely respond to consumers’ cravings for a delicious cheesy experience. With demand for plant-based cheese expected to reach a market value of USD7 billion by the end of 2030, ChickP is poised to lead the charge in creating plant-based cheese products that are both delicious and nutritious.