Demand for gelatin-free confections is on the rise, according to a newly released report.
The report from Transparency Market Research found that more consumers are opting to eat sweets that don’t contain gelatin, leading to a boom in demand for plant-based confections.
The report also found that producing confections without gelatin was less expensive for companies, replacing it with pectin and starch. Transparency Market Research found that while the largest increase in demand for gelatin-free confections came from North America and Europe, African and Asian markets were also seeing a growing demand for sweets made without gelatin.
The report forecasted further demand through 2025, citing an increase in vegetarian and vegan diets, along with consumers becoming more concerned about finding products that are eco-friendly.
Recipes to Make Your Own Gelatin-Free Sweets!
Even if you can’t find gelatin-free candies and sweets in your area, you can still join in on the trend. Why not try making your own delicious plant-based gummy treats at home? Here are some sweet gelatin-free recipes from theFood Monster App for you to experiment with in your kitchen.
If you’re looking for a fun, plant-based way to take your daily vitamins, look no further than these Carrot and Beet Vitamin Gummies from Silvia Ribas! These gummies use agar agar powder instead of gelatin, and you can use any of your favorite fruits or veggies to give them a fun color!
Instead of Jello, try making this elegant Champagne ‘Jello’ With Strawberries and Cream Cheese Whip by Gabrielle St. Claire as a dessert. It’s topped with lovely coconut whipped cream and strawberries.
If you want to see more great gelatin-free recipes, including How To Make Vegan Gelatin, download the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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