It’s impossible to ignore the incredible growth that is happening in the plant-based food space. From the introduction of new brands and products to surges in the market value of plant-based milks, proteins, and the category writ-large, it looks like a new food system is being built every single day.

There’s no better place to catch up on the latest trends in this exciting space than Natural Products Expo East, which took place in Baltimore in September 2017. The presence of plant-based alternatives to everything from eggs to bacon was hard to ignore at this year’s event, but there were a few emerging themes in the space that stood out the most.

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In this week’s episode of the #EatForThePlanet podcast with Nil Zacharias, Nil identifies three exciting trends shaking up the vegan food space.

1. The evolution of dairy-free products.
2. The demand for clean, whole ingredients in plant-based proteins.
3. The emergence of functional snacks and beverages.

Each trend features commentary from some of the most exciting brands in the space and helps to inform the larger movement that is happening within plant-based food.

To learn more about the latest and greatest products and how brands are stepping up their game, you’ll have to listen in!

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You can listen to the full episode on the following platforms: iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher.

If you like this episode, be sure to subscribe to the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast for new episodes with food industry leaders, health, and sustainability experts, as well as entrepreneurs and creative minds who are redefining the future of food.

Image source: Miyoko’s Kitchen/Facebook

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