Daiya Foods has announced a sales and distribution partnership with Hyundai Green Food bringing 15 dairy-free foods to meet the growing appetite for plant-based foods in South Korea.
"Since 1968 Hyundai Green Food has been a leading food distributor and catering company in South Korea. Given Daiya is a plant-based food industry leader, known as an original innovator of delicious dairy-free cheeze foods, they are an ideal partner to provide South Koreans with delicious food choices," shared Byungchul Park, Senior executive manager of Hyundai Green Food.
In 2020, the Korea Vegetarian Union reported that about 500,000 strict vegans are living in South Korea and about 1.5 million people pursue similar plant-based diets. The KVU estimates that there may be as many as 10 million flexitarians in the country, which represents nearly 20 per cent of South Korea's total population. To meet with growing demand for plant-based foods, Korea's vegan market has been expanding.