Zeelandia explores the world of veganism with its plant-based Silkgrain range

Two months ago, the Veganuary movement saw over 582,000 people sign up and commit to going vegan for a month. That’s more than double the number of sign-ups from 2019, demonstrating a lasting change in consumer eating habits.

Furthermore, around 14% of adults in the UK are thought to be vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian with a further 12% intending to make the switch by the end of the year. 


That’s 13.7 million meat-free Brits by the end of the year! 


As a global bakery ingredients supplier, we at the Royal Zeelandia Group continue to explore and innovate in the world of plant-based products. With operations in over 30 countries, we are ideally placed to tailor products to local tastes and renowned for setting world-wide trends.  


David Amos, Managing Director of Zeelandia UK, said: “We don’t just see veganism as a trend, but as a life choice. We have a responsibility to produce products that not only cater for the changing needs of the UK consumer, but that are good for our health too.  


“Through our plant-based Silkgrain range we have created products that are not only vegan-friendly, but also look and taste fantastic. Bakery goods stay fresher for longer too. We are excited to work with our customers to explore these products and increase accessibility to vegan baked goods across the UK.” 


Full in flavour and high in fibre, all natural and authentic, Zeelandia’s Silkgrain range contains no colourants, GMO or flavourings. Some of the range is also low in fat, at less than 1.5%. 


“Our Silkgrain range of products really do offer the ultimate in convenience!” says David. “Bread should be full of flavour and juicy textures. But, simply adding grains and seeds to a recipe draws moisture from the crumb, making the bread dry in just a few hours”. 


David continued: “We have developed a unique process where all of our seeds, grains, pulses and vegetables’ are softened gently at controlled temperatures. It’s a delicate process which takes the right amount of time, temperature, and moisture. Here at Zeelandia we complete the whole process for you. All you need to do is simply open the sachet!” 


Here at Zeelandia UK we recently invested in a purpose-built Technical Centre in Colchester, Essex, to explore new bakery ideas and vegan products alongside our customers.  


Our product ranges, which can be individually tailored to meet consumer needs, include bread mixes, concentrates, jams and curds, custard mixes, sweet doughs, caramels, glazes, mincemeats and release agents. 


Learn more about our vegan silkgrains here.

Zeelandia explores the world of veganism with its plant-based Silkgrain range