Ever wonder about a vegan lifestyle, but not sure you can go without certain snacks or foods? Well, it’s easier to adapt to this culinary approach than you might think, given the vast array of food products available to vegan consumers who avoid use of any ingredients of animal origin including meat, fish, daily product, eggs, and honey.
“If you’re a vegan who’s opted for a healthier lifestyle, but you still crave the crunch and flavor of a great snack, our delicious Tostones got you covered,” stresses Marie Gonzalez, Business Development Manager for Miami-based Prime Planet, which markets a variety of flavors of the all-natural plantain chip.
“By carrying the Certified Vegan Logo on every bag of our Original, Lime, Sweet Chile, and Habanero Tostones, we guarantee that they’re 100 percent vegan. This documentation on each ingredient also assures that the chips are neither animal derived nor tested on animals. “
Veganism is on the Rise
Though veganism is most commonly thought of as a diet, it is also a broader lifestyle. Either way you slice and dice it, in today’s world veganism is growing in popularity.
The vegan diet became increasingly mainstream in the 2010s, especially in the latter half – so much so, that The Economist declared 2019 “The Year of the Vegan.” As an idea, veganism is also gaining mainstream popularity, especially in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
How do we know this? One way is to look at what people are buying. Retail sales of vegan products have been sharply increasing for years, as has the availability of products. In fact, plant-based food sales surpass $7 billion, sales up 27% in 2020. On the crunchier side of the spectrum, this suggests why sales of Prime Planet Tostones have also been skyrocketing.
Consumer reasons for “going vegan” vary considerably, based on their personal principles or convictions. For instance, some people choose a vegan culinary approach for a healthier lifestyle. Intent on replacing less healthy foods with nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts, their goal is to minimize illness and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or other major health issues.
From another perspective, some vegans feel strongly about animal rights and object to “factory farms” and the way that cows, chickens, or other animals are raised and used in agricultural production of foods. So, these vegans shun any animal products or use of products that involve animal testing. It’s not only about food, but also anything consumed or worn including clothing, shoes, personal care items, cosmetics, and medicine.
Other consumers are vegans because of strong concerns about food safety, believing plant-based products are much safer than meat or seafood products packaged in factories. Even with government inspections and supervision, reports do surface about foodborne illness investigations, such as for listeria or salmonella, and product recalls.
In addition, environmental activists often are vegans because they see farms that raise animals for food as reducing the amount of land devoted to raising crops needed to feed or house people across the globe. They also cite the significant methane produced by livestock raised as food sources. Environmentalists believe that just one individual switching from a meat-based to a plant-based diet could reduce carbon emissions by about 1.5 tons per year.
Tostones are a Way to Go
So, overall, consumers have myriad reasons for becoming vegans. “If you’re already a vegan or simply thinking about your lifestyle choices and starting to eat vegan foods, our Tostones are a great, healthy snack,” says Gonzalez, noting that Prime Planet green plantains are hand-picked, manually processed, and cooked under the highest quality standards. They’re also reduced sodium, zero trans-fat, certified kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, RSPO Oil, and Fair Trade.
One piece of advice? Experts say that “going vegan” doesn’t have to be a massive effort of willpower and struggle. Many suggest starting out with small steps and then add more vegan diet choices over time. Learn to “crowd out” the non-vegan foods with new vegan options, rather than cutting everything at once from your current diet. You’ll have a better chance of success.
More and more shoppers are discovering that Prime Planet’s “better for you” snack chips are a tasty, crunchy alternative. And now they’re grabbing the attention of vegans coast to coast. Can’t wait? Order a supply online today or become a distributor.
About Prime Planet
An innovative international food company based in Miami, Prime Planet is committed to bringing to market the best kosher certified snacks – that are delicious and nutritious. Its all-natural brand of Tostones offer not only the most delicious flavor, but are an all-around healthier snack option, too.
Knowledge, expertise, and direct access to leading global logistics and distributors of wholesale snacks and bulk-food products allow Prime Planet to find the shortest and most efficient commercial routes for ideal product shipment and product placement.
Be a Plantain Snack Distributor
For more information, or to become a distributor yourself, visit www.primeplanet.net; or contact Business Development Manager Marie Gonzales at 305-592-2044; or via email at email@example.com.