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May 07, 2019  |  by Gil Bakal, Managing Director, A&B Ingredients

Data released by the Plant-Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute reveals U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods have grown 11% to a hefty $4.5 billion! Plant-based meats alone are now worth more than $800 million over the past year. There ... Read more →

December 14, 2017  |  by Gil Bakal, Managing Director, A&B Ingredients

For the longest time, we’ve been told there are four basic tastes — sweet, sour, salty and bitter.  Well, now we learn that isn’t quite true.  There are actually five.  That fifth taste is umami. Not sweet, sour, bitter, or salty, umami is savory.  While ... Read more →

September 06, 2017  |  by Gil Bakal, Managing Director, A&B Ingredients

One of the most extremely viable plant-based protein sources comes from yellow peas. Far more sustainable than animal-based protein, pea protein easily allows for the formulation of high-quality protein enriched foods. And today, food manufacturers are looking more to the benefits of using pea protein ... Read more →