The market for plant-based meat alternatives is booming as a result of their perceived, naturally healthy and sustainable appeal or just because we want to try something new. Consumers increasingly search for meat alternatives alongside traditional meat products.

Giving plant-based meat alternatives the right appeal is challenging

Crafting a winning recipe for various plant-based meat products is complex when it comes to taste, texture, mouthfeel and nutritional value. Moreover, for health-conscious consumers who want to include plant-based meat alternatives as part of a healthy and nutritious diet, the fact that unfortified meat alternatives are typically lower in nutritional value and higher in sodium content than traditional meat could prove a stumbling block.

NEW: Maxavor® flavor range designed specifically to deliver authentic flavor in plant-based meat alternative products

Our integrated toolbox for developing great-tasting meat alternatives now offers our latest innovative Maxavor® taste ingredients. Mask unpleasant off-notes and create rich, meaty taste in every bite. It’s flavor, elevated!

  • Maxavor® Plant Masker masks undesirable flavors, like green, beany notes of plant-based proteins
  • Maxavor® Prime Beef, Maxavor® Premium Beef and Maxavor® Grilled Chicken create authentic meaty taste with tuneable levels of intensity and roastedness
*Kindly note that Maxavor® Grilled Chicken is currently commercially available only in Europe

Want to improve the taste, texture and nutritional value of your meat alternatives?

DSM offers a wide portfolio of integrated solutions to combat these challenges. Our solutions improve the taste, texture and nutritional value of your meat alternatives all while managing sodium levels. And it’s fully supported by our global team of plant-based experts with industry expertise and insights and rigorous nutrition science, to help you get the balance just right. In fact, wherever you are, you can count on a local DSM technical and application team to help you get the very most from meat-free ingredients – and ensure you get to market faster.

DSM’s portfolio of integrated solutions for meat alternatives

Deliver Authentic Taste

For great, authentic taste with a meaty umami flavor and no off-notes, try our Maxarome® yeast extracts and Maxavor® family of natural process flavors.

Adapt texture & mouthfeel

If you want a juicy mouthfeel with a satisfying texture, our Multirome® yeast extract and GELLANEER™ Gellan Gum can create the satisfying feel of meat – without the meat.

Improve Nutritional Profile

We can even pack more nutrients and protein into your meat alternatives with our Quali® VitaminsDSM Premix Solutions and algal lipids like life’sDHA® and life’s™OMEGA .

Manage Sodium

Manage sodium levels in your plant-based meat alternatives with Maxavor® RYE LS.

NEW: Fortifull™ Nutrition Guide - fill the nutritional gaps in your meat or fish alternative products in 5 quick steps!

Did you know that meat and fish contain a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals? DSM’s Fortifull™ Nutrition Guide highlights the missing micronutrients in plant-based alternatives compared to their meat and fish counterparts, while taking into account the naturally occurring micronutrients in your plant-based product. Furthermore, DSM’s guide provides solutions to fill the gaps, allowing the creation of healthy and nutritious plant-based foods. It also delivers a spectrum of nutrition and health claim suggestions – to give your meat or fish alternative that extra boost.


Maxarome® Select & Maxarome® Pure

Rich in nucleotides & mask undesirable flavors like green and beany notes of plant-based proteins.


Deliver juiciness and fattiness. 

Maxavor® Keys

Concentrated flavors with low salt levels

Maxavor® Flavors

Authentic meaty taste, tunable levels of intensity and roastedness


Gellan Gum enhances water binding capacity to improve juiciness while ensuring clean taste.

Quali® vitamins

Our family of vitamins, minerals and premix solutions can pack more nutrients into meat alternative products.

DSM Premix Solutions

Nutritional premixes, minerals and proteins to enrich the nutritional profile of plant-based meat alternatives.

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