Garden Gourmet plant based meals at a food stand

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Our GARDEN GOURMET products were developed based on the belief that the more people who embrace plant-based food, the better our environment will be. With over half of us now classing ourselves as flexitarian1, the demand is growing for food that’s both good for you and good for the environment.

Winning on both taste AND versatility, choose from 5 great GARDEN GOURMET products to create inspiring plant-based meals, come up with wonderful vegan and vegetarian menu ideas and keep ahead of the trends for the future.

 

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ESSENTIAL INSIGHTS

     

 


Flexitarianism is now mainstream

Over half of consumers now count themselves as flexitarian and meat reducers2. Whether it’s due to health, environmental or ethical reasons, flexitarianism has grown and evolved over the years and the lines between vegetarians and meat-eaters are now blurred.


Taste and quality are expected

Consumers want to eat meat free out of home, but without compromising on taste and quality. Meat-free menu options that once felt like an after-thought are expanding and evolving as operators respond to the demand. The days of bland, uninspiring vegetarian meals are long gone, and many meat eaters now are more open to vegetarian menu ideas and opt for meat-free options on the menu by choice.


Plant-based food is here to stay!

Consumers are concerned with the environmental impact of eating meat and know that plant-based meals tend to have a significantly smaller environmental footprint (as an example, production of the Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger generates up to 86% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to a beef burger3). 

 

 

Having a meat free day just once a week can make a huge positive impact on the environment, which is why we’ve made it our mission to help make reducing red or processed meat consumption easy with a variety of great tasting products ready to be included in many gorgeous plant-based meals.

 

Plant-Based Foods And The Environment

The Garden Gourmet range of plant- based ingredients was developed based on the belief that the more people who eat plant-based food, the better the world will be3

 

 

Plant-based diets are proven to be less environmentally intensive than meat-based diets, with animal agriculture putting a burden on the health of our planet due to the resources required (land, food and water). These cause greenhouse gas emissions which stop heat from escaping the planet and contribute to climate change.

 

Garden Gourmet plant-based products graphic which highlights less carbon footprint, less land use and less energy use.
 

*3rd party report. Screening Life Cycle Assessment of Garden Gourmet “Cook from Raw” range consumed in Europe and the United States. Critically reviewed study. Sonia Petzold (NPTC Singen) and Namy Espinoza Orias (Nestlé Research).

 

We plan to continue to develop our range to offer consumers tasty plant-based food options, rich in proteinand using ingredients that help preserve our planet for future generations.

 

Plant-Based Foods And Our Health

The Government recommends5 we eat less red and processed meat, as they are often high in saturated fat and research suggests a link between red and processed meat and bowel cancer.

Our range of products are plant-based, a great source of fibre and rich in protein4, which makes them an ideal meat substitute with an unrivalled taste. With the recommendation to eat less red and processed meat, we’re encouraging people to try a meat-free day just once a week to see if they notice any benefits.

Why Nestlé?

The Garden Gourmet range of plant-based ingredients has been developed following intensive collaboration between Nestlé Professional food experts and culinary chefs specialised in alternative proteins. 

We understand the demands and challenges businesses face and can help to improve both customer satisfaction and business efficiency. By using Nestlé Professional products you know you can be guaranteed quality, versatility, consistency and availability, along with teams committed to making your business a success. 
 

 

  1. Kantar Worldpanel 2017
  2. Lifecycle Assessment by Quantis Intl.
  3. Source: 3rd party report. Screening Life Cycle Assessment of Garden Gourmet “Cook from Raw” range consumed in Europe and the United States. Critically reviewed study. Sonia Petzold (NPTC Singen) and Namy Espinoza Orias (Nestlé Research).
  4. Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass.
  5. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/meat-nutrition/