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Essentials for vegetarians

Vegetarian solutions for all consumers.
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Vegetarian-oriented consumers form a significant and growing part of the consumer base worldwide, comprising as much as 20% of the global population. DSM offers customized solutions that empower you to custom craft nutritionally tailored products for vegetarian needs and to make all of your products vegetarian-friendly. With innovative products such as life'sDHATM vegetarian omega-3 solutions, mineral boosting Tolerase PTM and vegetarian-certified natural-source vitamin D3, DSM has the right products to minimize confusion and maximize your consumer reach.

A world of vegetarians

Worldwide, there are around 1.4 billion vegetarians, and the number is growing. A vegetarian lifestyle is a healthy way of living that has been shown to improve wellbeing. However, avoiding nutrient dense meat or animal-based diets means vegetarians need to pay close attention to their diet to ensure balanced nutrition. These nutrients are of key importance to maintain a nutritious vegetarian diet:

  • Protein containing the full range of essential amino acids
  • Vitamin A and β-Carotene as pro-vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin C, folate and choline
  • Omega-3 long-chain PUFAs from a vegetarian source
  • Minerals: calcium, iodine, iron, phosphorus and zinc
  • Enhanced mineral absorption utilizing Phytase


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