Franklin Farms, a division of Keystone Natural Holdings, has introduced the latest in its plant-based portfolio — a chickpea tempeh — following its range of chickpea-based tofu products launched in 2021.
The new tempeh is aimed at those who cannot consume soy due to allergies, as well as omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. This comes amid a global increase in consumer interest and demand for variety and novelty. The company states that, of the natural plant-based protein foods, legumes such as chickpeas, beans, and lentils are reported to be consumers’ preferred ingredients, indicating a desire for familiar natural protein sources.
Healthy plant protein options
Franklin Farms was founded in Connecticut as a mushrooms farm two decades earlier. They now offer a wide range of healthy meat substitute products including veggie patties, meatless beefballs, tempeh and seitan. This May, it also launched vegan tuna products in Original and Jalapeño varieties, created with a blend of plant-based proteins.
Tempeh is made traditionally by fermenting soybeans that have been cooked. During the…