Plant Based Ingredients in Your Favorite Foods

The packaged foods industry is very popular among consumers because of the ease and convenience of preparing foods in a timely manner. With work and family life, many people get bogged down with getting meals ready for their family. Because of this, they often turn to packaged foods or frozen dinners. These options do get dinner on the table fast, but they are also packed with preservatives, artificial ingredients, high levels of sodium and other ingredients that are not so healthy for you. Fortunately, there are companies out there that take packaged foods and make them healthier. One such company out of San Francisco is Hampton Creek.

Hampton Creek Just Mayo was the first product the company launched. The basis behind the company is to use plant based ingredients to replace eggs, dairy and other ingredients that are rich in fat or artificial flavors. The mayonnaise spread they produced does not have eggs as the main ingredient. Because of the modifications made to the ingredients list, many of the products are gluten free, cholesterol free and vegan. From there, the company went on to other spreads, such as garlic, chipotle and sriracha sauce.

The plant based company did not stop there. Just recently, it rolled out 43 new products starting at giant retail stores like Walmart and Target. The products include pancakes, brownies, dessert mixes, cookies, muffins and different varieties of salad dressings. Cookies include peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and sugar. Just Ranch and Just Italian are two of the dressings that will be hitting the shelves of the retail stores. So far, using plant substitutes has proven to be very effective in the company’s overall goal of it being better for the consumer, as well as the planet.

Hampton Creek provides the consumer the convenience and ease of getting meals ready for their families. People no longer have to sacrifice their health for more time with their loved ones. Getting a meal thrown together does not have to be time consuming. Those meals also don’t have to be packed with unhealthy ingredients either. This food company is truly revolutionizing the prepackaged foods industry.