Top 10 Plant-based Meat Companies : growing sustainable, plant-based food industry

Published Date : Nov 2022
Author : Poonam Gorade
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Plant-based meat is a meat made from plant extracts, which is specially designed and manufactured to have the same appearance, the same flavor and the same cooking style as traditional meat. Foods made from non-meat products that contain no other animal products (such as dairy products) but can be used as meat substitutes having the same protein content are called plant-based meat products. Many plant meat products are soy or gluten based which are wholly extracted from plants. Currently, meat products of vegetable origin are processed by two basic methods, namely by thermoplastic extrusion or fiber spinning. Thermoplastic extrusion is the most common method of producing vegetable meat products. It is seen as a cost-effective way to adapt to mass production. On the other hand, spinning fibers increases production costs, eliminating the benefits of producing inexpensive plant-based meat products. 

There are many benefits associated to a plant-based diet, topping the list is its health benefits. A plant-based meat reduces the level of cholesterol in body, helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure, cancers, diabetes, cardiac arrest, and aids in losing weight. It is very beneficial to prevent obesity. Moreover, a plant-based vegetarian diet can help maintain the health of environment too, by a low-level emission of greenhouse gases in the air, that account for nearly 38.2% of the global greenhouse emission from the cooking of the natural meat products. Plant-based meat finds applications in various applications in the replacements of animal meat, including beef, goat-meat, burgers, sausages, chicken, meatballs and others.

Brandessence Market Research has announced the Top 10 Plant-Based Meat Companies In 2023.

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods Inc. provides food products. The Company offers meat products from plants. Impossible Foods serves customers in the United States. In 2011, at the age of 57, Stanford biochemistry professor Pat Brown took a leap faith and quit his job to launch plant-based “meat” company Impossible Foods. He did it because wanted to help solve one of the world’s biggest problems before he retired. The company researches animal products at the molecular level, then selects proteins and nutrients from plants to recreate the experience and nutrition of meat products. Today, Impossible Foods, best known for its juicy, meat-tasting vegan burger, is valued at more than $4 billion. Its burgers are served in more than 17,000 restaurants worldwide, including via partnership deals with Burger King, White Castle, and Starbucks. It’s also sold in 8,000 grocery stores.


Garden Protein International Inc is located in BC, Canada, and is part of the Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry. Garden Protein International Inc has 25 employees across all of its locations. There are 182 companies in the Garden Protein International Inc corporate family. Gardein has more protein per ounce than meat but is low in fat. It’s also fortified with vitamins and minerals In November 2014, Pinnacle Foods purchased Gardein for $154 million. Founder and chief executive Yves Potvin stayed on with the company and has stated that the buy-out assisted Gardein to access more capital and expand manufacturing facilities to Hagerstown.

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat Inc. develops plant-based protein food products. The Company offers burgers, sausage, crumbles, strips, and other related products. Beyond Meat serves customers in the United States. According to Beyond Meat Inc. according to ingredients for its plant-based patties include water, pea protein isolate, expeller pressed canola oil, refined coconut oil, rice protein, and other natural flavors, including apple extract and beet juice extract If it looks, cooks, and tastes like a burger, perhaps a plant-based beef alternative should be sold alongside all the other cuts in your grocer’s meat case.

Quorn Foods

Quorn Foods provides meat-free frozen foods. Quorn was launched in 1985 by Marlow Foods, a joint venture between Rank Hovis McDougall (RHM) and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), and is now owned by Monde Nissin Corporation. Quorn Foods is a trail-blazing business that believes we need to tackle the big issues facing food supply head-on. The world’s current diet is driving severe health issues and is unsustainable for the planet. However, there is a way to provide delicious food that is good for our health and environmentally sustainable.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc

In 1989, the McLean family that had dominated Canada Packers since its founding announced its intention to sell its stake in the company. But Maple Leaf is building its plant in the U.S., not in Canada, despite the fact that peas will be the plant’s main ingredient. Canada is one of the world’s largest pea producers. This speaks to how anemic our food processing industry has become. Maple leaf foods' meat products group also includes value-added prepared meats, lunch kits, and snacks, along with its fresh pork and poultry products. The company's other consumer brands include Maple Leaf Prime, Maple Leaf Natural Selections, Schneiders Country Naturals, and Mina. Maple leaf foods sold off its bakery operations in 2014. Its agriculture business mainly supplies feed to livestock operations. Maple Leaf Foods announces plans to construct a US$310 million plant-based protein processing facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. meatless plant south of the border. In a recent announcement, the iconic Canadian food company announced plans to spend US$310 million on a 230,000-sq.-ft. Maple Leaf has acquired two U.S.-based plant-protein companies and building a facility will help Maple Leaf pivot between protein sources.

Amy's Kitchen

A lot has changed since 1987. Amy has grown up. Founder Andy Berliner is C EO; his wife Rachel addresses marketing and design issues; play active roles in the company that shares Amy’s name. Amy's Kitchen Inc. is the top producer of natural frozen foods in the United States. It sells about 60 million vegetarian meals a year. Amy's Kitchen, Inc. provides frozen food specialties. The Company offers beans and chili, dessert, pasta sauce, pizza, snacks, soups, veggie burgers, and sandwich rounds. Amy's Kitchen operates in the state of California. Amy's is committed to organics, preferring to use produce grown without pesticides. Where milk is used, it is rBST hormone-free (the products do not include fish or eggs). Banned substances include hydrogenated fats. A number of dishes address specific dietary concerns, such as cholesterol and sodium restrictions and gluten allergies.

Morningstar Farms

Morningstar Farms produces vegetarian frozen food products. It offers veggie breakfast, veggie meal starters, veggie classics, veggie patties, veggie burgers, and progressive options. MorningStar Farms has been a category leader for more than 40 years, producing some of America's most-loved and most-eaten plant-based foods from burgers and chicken to breakfast sausage and corn dogs. Its mission is to make plant-based eating more accessible and enjoyable. MorningStar Farms delivers roughly 90 million pounds of plant-based protein to people all over the country. MorningStar Farms, a division of the Kellogg Company K, +0.51% that produces vegetarian variations of meat-based products like burgers, bacon, sausage patties, and corn dogs, will convert its entire product line to be 100% vegan by 2021. Roughly 50% of MorningStar’s portfolio has already been converted to vegan recipes. And about 65% of its products are slated to be all-vegan by the end of 2019. Cash said the vegan products will include the same amount of protein.

Sunfed Meats

Sunfed products are CLEAN & MINIMAL. They are Gluten Free, Soy Free, Preservative Free, Palm Oil Free, Cholesterol Free, Trans Fat-Free, Antibiotic Free, Hormone Free, Dairy Free, GMO-Free, Ecoli Free, Salmonella Free, and of course Animal Free! Sunfed Meats range of taste, feel, and cook like animal meat and boast the highest quality ingredients and nutrition on the global market. Sunfed is located in TX, United States, and is part of the Fresh Produce Wholesalers Industry. Sunfed has 3 employees across all of its locations. There are companies in the Sunfed corporate family. Sunfed explores the world’s plants to identify unique and different plant functionality. Using clean technology, the breakthrough start-up takes proteins from plants and creates a hunky toothy chunk of meaty protein that has similar mouthfeel to animal meat. The company's range of Sunfed Meats tastes, feels and cooks like meat but is healthier and lighter on the planet. 

VBites Group

VBites is a plant-based meat alternative and vegan cheese company that develops 140 products and retails in 24 countries worldwide. Vegan Fine Foods opened in March of 2018 and, at the time, was the only 100% vegan market in Florida. VBites's headquarters is located in Corby, England. VBitesgenerates $300K in revenue per employee VBites' top competitor is Purple Carrot, led by Andrew Levitt, who is their Founder & CEO. VBites has 26 followers on Owler. 2009 Launched Flagship Company VBites. Leading provider of vegan food to the health trade, ethical firm VBites Foods Ltd. produces more than 100 different products at its UK plant. All VBites' products are made from 100% natural, plant-based ingredients and free from animal products/derivatives, cholesterol, artificial colors, lactose, hydrogenated fats, and GMOs. Most VBites' foods are kosher and halal approved and pareve. Based in Corby, UK, VBites has been rated the UK's most ethical vegetarian foods supplier on 10 occasions by the Good Shopping Guide. It currently exports to 19 countries worldwide. VBites Foods Ltd. is the only 100% meat, fish, and dairy-free manufacturer of any scale in the Western world, with over 600,000 square feet of plant-based innovation. 

Gold&Green Foods Ltd

Gold & Green Foods makes meat alternatives and other products targeting vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, and meat consumers. The company was founded in 2015 by Maija Itkonen, Reeta Kivela, and Zhong-Qing Jiang, and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. Green Gold Foods Private Limited was established in the year 2000. Gold & Green Foods makes its products using Nordic ingredients such as Nordic oats and legumes and combines them using Asian food technologies mixed with findings from Nordic food science to create their plant-based products. In 2016, Gold & Green Foods launched its first product line in Finland called Pulled Oats made out of Nordic oats, fava beans, and pea proteins. Pulled Oats are offered in three different flavors: Nude, Tomato, and Ginger. Gold&Green Foods is a cross-cultural food tech company, selling and developing novel, delicious and sustainable plant protein foods. 100% vegan and free from additives, Pulled Oats also contains more protein than for instance chicken. Green Gold Foods Private Limited was established in the year 2000. 



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