Health-conscious consumers are craving and buying more veg, plant-based products

The “plant-based” food craze, which seemed to point the future of eating several years ago, took a surprising tumble last year, But major UK supermarket chain Tesco says it is back with a vengeance from shopping patterns in has been seeing over the past three months on products that are meat-free: “Plant-based food has been […]

Cheap veg tops Asda’s list of food trends that will shape the next year

Inexpensive vegetables are expected to become more popular over the next year, according to the newly revealed 2023/24 Food Trends guide released by supermarket Asda. These ‘Everyday Heroes’, led by the surge in interest and demand for potatoes, are one of “seven megatrends” and 120 foods to watch that will shape food and drink development. […]

Chef’s Choice potato from Fresh Direct is ‘perfect ingredient’ for foodservice

UK fresh produce provider Fresh Direct has launched a premium Chef’s Choice potato, which it says sets a “new benchmark for chipping and roasting potato.” Through a partnership with Linwood Crops and following extensive trials, Fresh Direct and Linwood say they have figured out the exact specification for the very best tasting potato. Chef’s choice […]

Branston begins work on potato protein extraction plant

Leading potato supplier Branston has broken ground on a £6m facility in Lincolnshire that will extract high grade plant protein from potatoes. The facility, the first of its kind in the UK, will take the protein from “low-value potatoes” and create starch-based products as well as utilize it in vegetarian and vegan foods. Branston is […]