Due to its rich fiber and lesser cholesterol contents, vegan food products are becoming alternative food products across the globe.
New Delhi: In a major boost to export of unique agricultural processed food products, Gujarat on Thursday exported first consignment of plant-based meat products under Vegan food category from Nadiad in Kheda district to USA’s California. The export of meat was undertaken place through Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA).
The government said that due to the high nutrient value of the vegan food products, the plant-based food products have a huge export potential in the international market. Due to its rich fiber and lesser cholesterol contents, vegan food products are becoming alternative food products across the globe and in result there is a growing popularity of vegan food products in developed countries.
According to the report, the first shipment that was exported to the USA from Nadiad has vegan food products like momos, mini samosas, patties, nuggets, spring rolls, burgers, etc. The logistics support was provided by the Kheda district administration.
APEDA Chairman, M Angamuthu said that that the authority is working towards promotion of plant-based meat products in a big way without disturbing the conventional animal-based meat export market.
Kheda district magistrate KL Bachani assured all needed support to APEDA for export-related activities in future. “It has become possible with the efforts of Regional Head, APEDA Gujarat that first consignment of plant-based food products is being shipped to USA from Nadiad,” Bachani said.
The authority has aimed to promote a variety of vegan foods products, including pancake, snacks, cheese, etc, to the countries of Australia, Israel, New Zealand and others in coming months.
It stressed on adding more plant-based meat products in APEDA’s export basket. The first consignment of plant-based food products were exported by Greennest and Wholesome Foods.