Bella Sun Luci offers a variety of tomato-based products that are available in the form of oils, sauces and pesto, as well as a plant-based alternative to jerky. The vegan-friendly Bella Sun Luci Plant-Based Tomato Jerky contains 80 calories per serving and is offered in varieties like Sriracha and Hickory Smoked.
According to Mary Mooney, owner of the sun-dried tomato processor Mooney Farms that offers the Bella Sun Luci line, "The vegan population is growing and with it, we are bringing forward-thinking foods that appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike. We believe bringing sun-dried tomatoes to the snack market in this new and innovative plant-based jerky marks the start of a health trend that’s here to stay."
Knowing that consumers are seeking meatless alternatives to jerky, brands are developing dried strips with everything from watermelon and bananas to mushrooms, eggplants and coconut.
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