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Plant based ingredients with broad applicability

Request Number 173005 | Author Mondelēz International


We are looking for clean label, plant-based ingredients with real and authentic credentials including taste, texture and appearance (example - fruit and vegetables, grains and seeds legumes, beans, roots, super fruits).


As part of our goal to be a global leader in well-being snacks, we are always looking for new technologies that allow us to improve the nutrition and ingredient profile of our products. We believe that there are ingredient opportunities to be unlocked from nature's pure, potent and raw goodness that can give maximum taste and health value. We are interested in

  1. Ingredients that are plant-based or plant-derived, or sustainable and/ or are upcycled & have a positive impact on the environment
  2. Technologies that help preserve the wholesome, natural benefits of these ingredients
Key Success Criteria
  • High quality nutritional value and properties
  • Consumer friendly label
  • Consumer acceptable color, taste and texture
  • Preference will be for commercially available / ready to deploy solutions
Possible Approaches
  • New processing technologies that can maintain the integrity of fruit and vegetable (nutritional value & color)
  • Fruit or vegetable fillings with real fruit or vegetable pieces,
  • Dried/ ambient stable fruit or vegetables, purees, pieces or powders
  • Neutral flavoured legume sources
  • Unique grain processing technologies (example puffed, sprouted, extruded, grits, crisps)
  • Upcycled ingredients
  • Ingredients that are more sustainable than their traditional counterparts
What We Aren't Interested In
  • Genetically modified ingredients
  • E-numbers
Preferred Collaboration types

At this stage, we're open to various types of mutually-beneficial partnerships but would prefer ready-to-commercialize or late phase development solutions.

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