10 plant-based alternatives from around the globe

The explosion of plant-based alternatives is occurring on a worldwide scale. Here is just a small look at some of the most exciting options out there.

Jenna Blumenfeld, Freelancer

April 22, 2020

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According to the Plant Based Foods Association, U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods grew 11.4% from 2018 to 2019, bringing the total U.S. plant-based market value to $5 billion.

Such impressive numbers are only possible because of the explosion of delicious, high-quality and innovative plant products that have in the past few years appeared on store shelves.

However, the United States isn’t the only country experiencing unprecedented plant-based growth. Across the globe, plant-based innovations—particularly in the meat analogue category—have been growing in retail and in restaurants. From products that mimic chicken to plant-based steaks, fish, “mince” and mutton, here is just a small look at plant-based proteins from around the world.

About the Author(s)

Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

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